More than €60 million in government and European Union funds will have been spent on road infrastructure investments by the end of this year, information from the Transport Ministry provided to The Malta Independent indicates.
The government in the run up to the 2017 general election pledged a whopping €700 million over the course of seven years for the improvement of Malta’s infrastructure. Infrastructure Malta, the agency coordinating this investment, was in fact set up and launched in September 2018.
Prior to this however, the Ministry was already, through the directorate for road infrastructure, working to implement important road projects such as the reconstruction of residential roads, important junctions and various roundabouts, the Transport Ministry said.
The ministry listed projects in Luqa, Qormi, and Lija, along with specific roads such as Mdina Road in Zebbug, the Marsa-Hamrun Bypass, Triq il-Keffa in Swieqi, Triq Bontadin in Birkirkara, and Vjal ix-Xarolla as some examples of this, whilst also making mention of the finalisation of the Kappara Junction Project, the initiation of the Marsa Junction Project, and the planned commencement of the Central Link Project and the Santa Lucija Tunnels.
The second phase of the Marsa Junction project was in fact completed at the end of November, and the project has now moved onto the building of the seven flyovers that it will contain. That project alone will, in total, cost €70 million.