Students at the University of Malta received an email informing them of new traffic management within the University of Malta ring road due to the New Residences Project. The Planning Authority meanwhile approved the application for the Residence two days later.
The email, received on the 18th December and forwarded to Newsbook.com.mt by a student, briefly informs students that “essential electrical services feeding the Mater Dei Hospital pass through the New Residences Project site”. Therefore, it was dubbed as “necessary” to undertake excavation works at the Main Entrance in anticipation.
Between the 5th January and the 28th February, students have been asked to use the East Gate, commonly known as the Sports Area Entrance, and the South Gate or the Old Main Entrance. Exiting, meanwhile, will “only be permitted” from the Main Gate (West Gate/Gateway), and the Sports Area (East Gate).
The email, which was sent by the Registrar on behalf of the Estates, Facilities and Capital Development Directorate ends with an appeal to students: “Everyone’s cooperation would be appreciated.”
690-room University residence approved
The Planning Authority meanwhile approved the application for the New Residences Project today, two days after students were notified of the new traffic management.
The new residence will house up to 690 students and will be built between the University of Malta and Mater Dei Hospital. This will include an underground car park for 456 cars, commercial space, and a swimming pool. The new residence is set to replace the current University Residence in Lija after the rent agreement is up.