Open space for families on top of St Venera tunnel
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Report: Nigel Mifsud
Photos: Nigel Mifsud
Environmental Minister Jose’ Herrera said that studies that have been carried out have confirmed that a project may be undertaken to extend the Santa Venera Tunnel and for the space on top of it to become an open space for families.
The project, covering 13,000 square metres, is estimated to cost €20 million and should be completed in four years.
Dr Herrera said the first phase of the project will entail the roofing extension of the tunnel, followed by a second phase for the creation of 150 parking spaces for vehicles. The third phase will involve the upper surface that intertwines two residential roads and the creation of an open space.
The Minister said the tunnel will have an air filtration system to prevent the gathering of emissions that are a health hazard.