The bridge across Valley Road in Msida has been partly dismantled as part of works to replace it by a wider one.

Twelve concrete beams will be laid to support the new structure.

The new 20-metre beams are being cast at an offsite location and will start being transported to Regional Road in the coming days.

Seven nearby junctions are also being upgraded as part of a revamp of Regional Road. 

Once complete, the new bridge would be one of the widest bridge structures in Malta, extending 23.5 metres, Transport Minister Ian Borg said when visiting the site.

Over the last few months, Infrastructure Malta constructed the first of the two additional lanes and started building the foundations and abutments of the new bridge.

A few days ago, the two carriageways of Regional Road were shifted by a few metres so that the bridge construction works could continue without affecting any of the four lanes currently in use.

Parts of the new lane along the southbound carriageway of Regional Road will be opened to road users soon. Infrastructure Malta has also started the construction of the sixth lane along the sides of the northbound carriageway.

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