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Overnight works for completion of Żebbuġ roundabouts upgrade

Similar works in Qormi improved traffic flow by 30%

A project to upgrade the two main roundabouts at Żebbuġ goes into its final stage as from Wednesday evening when Infrastructure Malta starts removing the existing road surface and laying new asphalt.

The De Rohan Gate roundabout and the roundabout next to the St Dorothy’s School have been rebuilt in a new design to improve their safety and efficiency.

The De Rohan Gate roundabout was upgraded with dedicated bypass lanes to reduce waiting times. The new design will also make it easier for Żebbuġ residents to enter or exit the locality through its main road, Vjal il-Ħelsien, which links to this junction as well.

The second roundabout, next to the St Dorothy’s School, linking Rabat and Attard to Żebbuġ, is also being upgraded with increased approach lanes.

The removal of the existing surface and the laying of new asphalt layers will be carried out between 7pm and 6am  to minimise inconveniences to road users and to the area’s residents, workers and businesses.

Every evening between Wednesday and early next week, different parts of the roundabouts and the approach lanes will be temporarily closed to be resurfaced. Traffic management officers will be on site to guide road users to alternative routes.

All lanes will be open during the day.

As part of this project, Mdina Road (Żebbuġ), the arterial road linking the two roundabouts, will be widened to include a new second southbound lane. At the same time, one of road’s lanes and the service road adjacent to it will be converted to shared, bicycle-priority lanes with appropriate marking  and signage.

Last summer, through a similar project further south, the two main roundabouts at Qormi were upgraded with a new alignment, whilst Triq Manwel Dimech, which links these two junctions, was widened to four lanes. Through this upgrade, travelling times along this route were reduced by 30%, Infrastructure Malta said.

 

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