Any proposed road intervention works (including works being carried out in roads, alleyways, kerbs, footpaths, verges, hard landscaping and soft landscaped areas), irrelevant of size and nature, must be carried out with a permit approved by the Authority as stipulated in legal notice LN 29/2010. The purpose of the permit process is to provide better quality and control, in all road works interventions by:
Road Intervention Works Permits Online
The online road works permit system offers a simple way for authorised applicants to apply for a road works permit from any online internet location.
Authorised applicants may apply for road works’ permits through www.roadpermits.gov.mt.
Authorised Permit Applicants
The applicants authorised to create a permit online are the following;
Applying for a road intervention works permit
In order to apply for a road works permit, one must first assign the works to a registered contractor.
The same contractor will apply on behalf of the applicant from the online road permit system (RPS).
Once the online application has been submitted, the permit will be given a unique registration number.
The contractor can check the status and progress of the permit.
Road Intervention Works Permits Classification
Road intervention works permits are divided into the following three categories;
RWP1: Major road intervention works
Major works means any road works which are neither minor works nor emergency works. (L.N 29/2010)
RWP2: Emergency road intervention works
Emergency works means works which are required to be executed following failure of underground utility or communications services or works the carrying out of which is urgently required in order to prevent or put an end to, or reduce the risk of loss, injury or damage to persons or property. (L.N. 29/2010)
For further information on Emergency Road Intervention Works, click here.
RWP3: Minor road intervention works
Minor works shall include works consisting of:
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Road Intervention Works Permits Duration
Part of the permit process involves a consultation period with entities which may be directly or indirectly affected by same road intervention works requested.
The issuing of a permit depends on the duration of the consultation period. All entities have a 5 working day consultation period in order to submit their feedback for the respective permit. An extra 5 day extension period may be allowed following a justifiable reason.
Should an entity forward an objection following a justifiable reason, the consultation period will be extended for a further 5 working days. During this period, the permit will remain on hold until an agreement is reached between the project owner and the objecting entity.
Once all the consultation has expired, the permit can be issued.
Once the permit has been issued, a notification is sent to the contractor. The contractor may then carry out the road intervention works in line with all the conditions stipulated in the respective permit.
If you would like any further information on how to apply for a road intervention works permit please contact the Road Intervention Works Permit Section.
Entities involved in the permit consultation process.
The entities involved in the permit consultation process are the following:
Transport Malta – The Roads and Infrastructure Directorate (RID) regional architect is consulted in every permit application process. The regional architect is responsible for the issuing of road intervention reinstatement conditions.
· Transport Malta – The Traffic Management Section is consulted in every permit application process. The Traffic Management Section is responsible the issuing of temporary traffic management conditions.
· Transport Malta – The Public Transport Section is consulted in every permit application process where the public transport bus route is to be affected.
· Enemalta, Water Services Corporation (WSC), Water Services Corporation-Waste Water Section (WSCW), Vodafone Plc., Go Mobile Plc., and Melita Cable Plc. are consulted in every permit application process since are the main stakeholders in ownership of underground infrastructure within the road network.
· Local Councils are consulted on every permit application process for road intervention works being carried out in the respective local council area.
· Planning Authority (PA) is consulted in every permit application process indicating trenches for new plant laying or services, except for drainage house connections and maintenance and/or repairs on existing plants.
· Heritage Malta is consulted in every permit application process for road intervention works to be carried out in archeologically sensitive areas as defined by the Cultural Heritage Act 2002 (CAP 445).
· Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) are consulted in every permit application process for road intervention works to be carried out in Tourist zones, during the summer period as established by MEPA every year.
· The Health Department is consulted in every permit application process for road intervention works to be carried out for the issuing of sanitary purposes conditions.
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