Infrastructure Malta will open the third flyover of the Marsa Junction Project by the end of this week and this will eliminate the need for the traffic lights which are currently being used near the Addolorata cemetery.
The work continued at a good pace after earlier this year, the first two structures in this project were opened. The third flyover, in fact, was planned to be finished by January. The four other flyovers which are co-financed by the EU, are expected to be ready by June of next year.
In a statement, Infrastructure Malta said that the opening of the third flyover will mean that the system of traffic lights will be completely dismantled to continue reducing the travelling time of more than 10,000 people who commute via this junction on a daily basis.
This flyover will create a direct connection between Triq Aldo Moro and Vjal Santa Luċija. Infrastructure Malta began covering the two lanes with asphalt last week. If weather permits, this week will see the remaining works completed for this to be opened to the public.
For the first time the southbound lanes of the flyover will be used from Marsa to Santa Lucia. In this way, the existing lanes which are currently being used for this route can be closed so that the four other flyovers can be completed. When these are completed as well, the third flyover can be used in the northbound direction, from Vjal Santa Luċija to Triq Aldo Moro.
The decking of this flyover includes 65 concrete beams which will form a route of 227 metres, the length of two football grounds from Vjal Santa Luċija which will join up with the highest part of the first flyover in Triq Aldo Moro, one of the two flyovers which is already being used. The highest part of the decking is 15.9 metres, in other words more than four and a half storeys higher than road level.