17 March 2015
Works on the Bus Lane along Triq ix-Xatt, Gżira
Transport Malta notifies that works related to the works in conjunction with the Sliema-Gzira Bus priority lane will commence tomorrow, Wednesday and weather permitting, shall be completed by Saturday.
No road closures or diversions are envisaged during the works period on this project.
As previously announced, the existing bus lane at the Ferries, in Sliema, is being extended along Triq ix-Xatt, Gzira. The inner traffic lane will become a designated bus lane, along a stretch of 694 metres while parking along the promenade will be retained.
Triq ix-Xatt merges to one-lane in the immediate vicinity of Manoel Island at a junction where merging movements pose a safety hazard and unnecessary delays. Hence, with the proposed design, traffic approaching the Manoel Island Junction would already be on a single carriageway, thus eliminating the traffic merging movements at this traffic sensitive location.
The bus lane/vehicle priority lane is aimed at improving our Public Transport, encouraging people to share their private vehicles and use greener vehicles.
LPG cars, motor cycles, electric cars, high occupancy vehicles (driver plus at least two passengers), coaches and taxis may use the bus priority lane.
This bus lane is part of the MODUS Project, which is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund. The MODUS project is striving to mitigate negative trends in Maltese transport by making public transport more efficient and reliable.
Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to abide by instructions given by Enforcement personnel.
Any inconvenience is regretted.
For a map of the affected area, kindly visit the following link: http://goo.gl/NFWoIw
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