The Marsa Junction project will see the elimination of the traffic light system to allow for uninterrupted traffic flow
The €70 million three-year Marsa junction project is "on track", and motorists will be able to commute across three new lanes by summer, according to Transport Minister Ian Borg.
By the end of the year, €6.2 million would have been invested in the project.
This translated into three kilometres of new or rebuilt lanes, 11,500 tonnes of asphalt for new lanes, the demolition of two factory buildings, six kilometres of trenches for utilities or telecommunications networks, 1.7 kilometres of storm water systems and 400 metres of cycle lanes.
Apart from drastically reducing waiting time for commuters, less traffic congestion would mean improved air quality for the neighbouring localities of Marsa and Paola, the minister added.
When it comes to those living around the Marsa junction, the project will help them save time wasted in traffic every day. The stretch of road that usually takes 20 minutes to travel will now take only one minute.