More work by the government on an additional 17 roads in Buġibba and Qawra

Reference Number: PR190775, Press Release Issue Date: Apr 13, 2019

“In the coming days we will be launching major repair works in 17 roads in Buġibba and Qawra,”
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced.


Earlier this year, the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects launched the
reconstruction of 31 roads in different localities as part of the €700 million seven-year nationwide
roads upgrade. The work to deliver this commitment has been ongoing with the upgrade of an
extensive list of roads across the country, roads were left derelict for decades and are now being
upgraded by Infrastructure Malta.
Ten of the first 290 streets that are being rebuilt in 2019 as part of this unprecedented infrastructural
investment are in St Paul’s Bay. Works are currently in progress on three of them, including the 1.5km
Triq it-Turisti, Triq il-Luzzu, and Triq Għawdex whilst the reconstruction of Triq San Pawl, one of
the main roads of this locality, will start soon. Minister Ian Borg noted that as can be clearly
experienced by the residents living in St Paul’s Bay, Buġibba, and Qawra the state of many roads in
these popular tourism zones have extensive road surface damage.


“For many years, all these roads were left without adequate maintenance and because of this situation,
we have decided to also start major works to repair another 17 roads in this locality. The current state
of these roads is posing a risk to anyone using them and potentially damaging the roads’ subsurface
structure and networks. The government believes that each resident deserves an infrastructure of
optimum quality and this is surely not the situation in the locality of St. Paul’s Bay. Therefore, we
are moving forward and during the next few days, Infrastructure Malta is repairing the surface of
these 17 roads until they are scheduled to be completely reconstructed as part of the agency’s ongoing
€700 million seven-year nationwide roads upgrade,” announced Minister Borg.


Several of Infrastructure Malta’s road contractors will start repairing the surface of these roads on
Monday morning (15th April). Works will continue until early the following week, except for Good
Friday and the Easter weekend. The roads include Triq Isourd, Triq Toni Bajada, Triq Ċensu Tanti,
Triq iċ-Ċagħaq, Triq l-Ibħra, Triq il-Ġifen, Triq Sant’ Antnin, Triq il-Ħalel, Triq iċ-Ċern, Triq is-
Sajjieda, Triq J. Quintinus, Triq Annetto Caruana, Triq il-Port Ruman, Triq il-Maskli, Triq l-Imħar,
Dawret il-Gżejjer, and Triq ir-Ramel.