Two flyovers to replace busy Msida traffic lights junction

The Msida Creek Project will see the building of two 175m flyovers which will be replacing the traffic lights at the junction between Triq Marina, Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida and Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli

The two new flyovers will be replacing the traffic light system in the busy Msida junction
The two new flyovers will be replacing the traffic light system in the busy Msida junction

Two flyovers will be replacing the busy traffic lights junction in Msida, which is used by over 4,500 car an hour.

The Msida Creek Project, announced by Transport Minister Ian Borg today, will see the traffic lights at the junction joining Triq Marina, Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida and Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli be done away with in place of two 175m flyovers.

Borg said that the new intersection will lead to an increase in the capacity and efficiency of the important thoroughfare. Connectivity between Ta’ Xbiex and Triq il-Marina, and through Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida and around the University roundabout will also be improved, he said.

The minister highlighted that the project would also be providing an open recreational space close to the Workers’ Monument, together with two new pedestrian bridges and 100 extra parking spaces in the area.

“The government is committed towards working for safer and more efficient roads, less congestion and an ever-improving quality of life,” he said, “This is another project which is essential to deal with the challenges caused by traffic and congestion which the locality experiences, and it will also be reducing the risk of accidents and improving air quality.”

Borg added that the new project would be improving the situation for residents, students and businesses, and helping public transform function better.

The project is currently in the phase of discussions between stakeholders, including the Msida local council. An application for permits is expected to be filed with the Planning Authority in the coming weeks.

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