Works now underway on residential roads project

Hon Ian Borg and Hon Silvio Parnis launch works on the first residential roads upgrade as part of the €700 roads project [22-1-19] Photos: DOI/MTIP&MJCL_PS

Works have started on 31 residential roads across Malta, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Ian Borg, has said.

Speaking at a press conference on Triq l-Għarnuq in Fgura, he explained that this resident road and the others under improvement were part of a much larger road project taking place across the year.

According to the Minister, 120 roads will be improved across the country, equating to 25km of residential roads around Malta’s localities. Supporting this project is a €700 million investment.

In addition to the roads, the Minister also explained that 32 kilometres of water pipes, electricity cabling and telecommunication ducts will also be installed.

“Government is launching this project with an unprecedented investment of €700 million to carry out works on all residential roads in Malta and Gozo across seven years. Today, through this step, Government is giving local councils a breath of fresh air, road infrastructure new life and after all it is putting all of its energy into actively improving the people’s quality of life,”, the Minister said.