WATCH: Two vehicles cannot pass at the same time from Mellieha’s main road
Triq Borg Olivier in Mellieha is the main road of this village, and is full of shops and commercial activity. However as this video taken by tvm.com.mt this morning shows, two vehicles cannot pass at the same time.
On one side of the road, vehicle parking is permitted and together with the vehicles which stop to make deliveries to shops or, as happened today, when there is construction going on, the traffic ends up getting jammed.
In a statement, the Mellieha local council said that a committee has been set up to specifically study and recommend solutions with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in Triq Ġorġ Borg Olivier.
The work of this committee began in August 2019 when it made contact with the competent authorities as a result of which, the problem will need to be tackled from three different aspects, namely:
- The management of traffic in the main roads and side roads
- The more consistent enforcement of laws
- Changing certain bus routes which currently pass through Triq Ġorġ Borg Olivier, by using the bypass and Triq Qasam Barrani.
The discussions are still ongoing and nothing has yet been finalised.
The committee is inviting all those who have suggestions on these three points to do so by 31 July, at the Local Council’s Administrative Office, 126, Triq il-Mitħna l-Ġdida, Mellieħa MLĦ1107, or by sending an email on [email protected].