Updated: Watch: Nadur mayor warns that road is hollow underneath the tarmac

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Nadur Mayor Edward Said remarked that the cavities in Triq ir-Ramla are dangerous due to the deep space underneath the tarmac. After reports in the media, the road was closed off.

Edward Said told Newsbook.com.mt that the state of this main road had been reported to the Ministry for Gozo on a number of occasions. He added that reports were also made for the “disastrous” state of Triq l-Imġarr, Triq Kenuna, Triq it-Tiġrija and Triq il-Qala.

A spokesperson for the Ministry for Gozo stated that immediate action was undertaken upon the Ministry being informed about the case at hand. He also said that this is a result of Gozo’s long years of abandonment, stating that for this reason, the Ministry has embarked on resurfacing Gozo’s roads.

The road has been closed off – Ministry for Gozo

The spokesperson for the Ministry stated that after an urgent meeting, the road was closed off and experts have been called on to analyse the situation and find a solution.

Notwithstanding the fact that the authorities have been made aware of the poor state of a number of roads around Malta, nothing has been done to rectify the state of these streets. A Police spokesperson told Newsbook.com.mt that there were various sites in seven different localities where the Police had to put barricades for safety reasons.

Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) MP Chris Said stated that there is a point on the road leading from Nadur to Ramla that is collapsing. He is appealing to the authorities to take immediate action to avoid any unpleasant outcome.


Footage: Mario Zerafa