Works start on widening of Qormi-Luqa road connection

A new lane in either direction will be added to the road that connects Qormi and Luqa, a project that will cost €9.5 million

A section of the road that will be widened runs along the airport perimeter
A section of the road that will be widened runs along the airport perimeter

Works have started on two new lanes that will be introduced on the road connecting Luqa and Qormi.

The road that connects the roundabout next to Magri Auto Care in Luqa with the roundabout next to Express Trailers, will be widened into a four lane dual carriageway.

The project will cost €9.5 million and is expected to include new footpaths and a one-kilometre segregated cycle track. The project also includes the construction of underground service ducts and a new rainwater collection system.

Visiting the works on Monday, Transport Minister Ian Borg said two new lanes will be built without disrupting traffic flow.

When the new lanes are finished, these will start being used while the old ones will be closed and rebuilt.

“We are committed to continue implementing important projects on our country’s infrastructure, and through which we continue improving the efficiency of our road network. We are doing this for speedier journeys for road users and a better quality of life for our country’s residents, and to facilitate work for businesses which need to be reached by the same roads,” Borg said.

The road is an important link for people living in the centre of Malta, who want to reach the airport, the Hal Far industrial estate and the Freeport.

Borg said the project would benefit the economy and improve travel efficiency for commercial and industrial outlets in the area.

“It is important that when we see projects like these happening on our roads we understand why in reality we are carrying out all of this investment. Our country has achieved great success, but this was not reflected in our road infrastructure and we are therefore ensuring that these roads complement and, furthermore, sustain our economy,” Borg said.

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