Triq Ħal Luqa to get pedestrian and cycle lanes – Transport Minister

DOI: Clifton Fenech

The Triq Ħal Luqa in Santa Luċija is getting pedestrian and cycling facilities, Ian Borg, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, has said.

The facilities are something new for the area and come as part of the works that have been carried out last year, to widen the road to two lanes in both directions.

Minister Borg explained that this inclusion reflected the Government’s move ‘towards multimodality and alternative means’.

This is one of a number of pedestrian and cycling routes planned by the government. Last year, proposals were put forward for new pedestrian and cycling bridges for Vjal l-Avjazzjoni, Blata l-Bajda and the Central Link Project.

These are understood to form part of the larger Marsa Junction Project.

DOI: Clifton Fenech

During his visit to the on-going works, Minister Borg said, “The Government’s infrastructural commitment is evident in the way we are working and planning. 2019 will be filled with several different projects, including the third phase of the Marsa Junction Project, the Santa Luċija roundabout and tunnels project, the beginning of the Central Link Project, other projects in main roads such as Triq Sant Andrija, Triq Reġjonali, Triq San Tumas and Triq Ħal Qormi, and the €100 million investment in the country’s residential roads. I feel that starting the year by announcing a project towards facilities for alternative means is very symbolic; it clearly represents this Government’s vision for the future,”