Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced that works on Regional Road between the Tal-Qroqq tunnel and the Santa Venera tunnel with an investment of €7 million. He said that the road will include six lanes, three on each side.
He explained that due to the works in the tunnel of Santa Venera in the direction to Imsida, there will be more secure access from the slip road which links Triq il-Wied in Imsida to Triq il-Ferrovija in Birkirkara and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud to Regional Road. At the same time, the same lane will ensure less waiting time for the cars to exit Regional Road by using the slip road in the direction of Triq Dun Karm, the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital.
In the opposite direction, the additional lane will ensure better commute of cars since the new lane will continue in direction to Santa Venera and will take the place of the existing short route. The same lane will provide more secure access to exit Regional Road to Triq il-Ferrovija and Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, with the two roads joining into one at the Birkirakara and Santa Venera roundabouts.