Two 175-metre long flyovers are being planned for Msida junction, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg revealed on Saturday.
The flyovers would carry traffic at the busy junction straight to and from Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, replacing an existing traffic light junction that often grows congested during peak hours.
Dubbed the Msida Creek Project, the project will also include the construction of two pedestrian bridges to replace existing pelican crossings, 100 new parking spots and upgrades to other roads in the area, such as that between Ta’ Xbiex and Triq Marina and from Valley Road to and from the skatepark roundabout.
An open area close to the Workers Memorial will be embellished, the minister added when announcing the plans.
The flyovers would ease the flow of more than 4,500 vehicles every hour, minister Borg claimed.
“I feel that we will be giving the people a much-desired project, which will mitigate a great inconvenience for residents, businesses, which will improve the flow of public transport passing through and which will facilitate the lives of many students using this road,” he said.
With plans drafted, authorities are now talking to stakeholders including Msida council in the hope of finalising plans and submitting permit applications to the Planning Authority in the coming weeks.