Infrastructure Malta has confirmed that the 13 trees uprooted as part of roadworks currently taking place in Għammieri are to be replaced by 120 indigenous trees.
Over the last few days, Lovin Malta received news of roadworks taking place in Triq L-Ingiered, between Luqa, Marsa, and Qormi.
“Thirteen trees uprooted due to these works will be replaced by 120 indigenous trees,” an Infrastructure Malta spokesperson told Lovin Malta.
The 120 indigenous trees will be planted within the grounds of the St. Vincent de Paule Long Term Facility, on the other side of the same road.
The project underway is set to improve road safety, with new segregated footpaths, new pedestrian crossings, improved bus laybys, and safer junctions.
It is also set to include a new stormwater catchment system, new underground distribution networks, and the laying of a fresh road surface on stronger foundations.
The road in question is also the main access to St. Vincent de Paule, which will facilitate visitors’ safety.
“Pedestrians and bus passengers visiting residents in this home had no footpaths or safe crossings to reach this building from the road,” Infrastructure Malta said.
Apart from the 120 indigenous trees to be planted, footpaths will also be segregated by new landscaping strips with shrubs and other flowering plants.
As part of the reconstruction of the road, IM has also decided to incorporate the rebuilding of the boundary walls of St. Vincent de Paule Long Term Facility and the Government Farm of Għammieri, after liaising with the management, as both boundary walls touch upon the road.
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