Residents of Baħrija have been left fuming after they were informed last week that they would not be able to access the locality after 8pm on three consecutive nights next week.
Infrastructure Malta informed residents of the locality that Triq San Martin, the only road leading to the village, will be closed between 23rd and 25th November between 8pm and 5am when it will be laying asphalt on the newly reconstructed road.
The roads agency said it would be making the necessary arrangements for emergency services to be able to access the locality if needed.
This effectively means that residents need to be home by 8pm on those days, with one resident who contacted Lovin Malta describing the situation as being tantamount to Infrastructure Malta imposing an 8pm curfew on 3,000 people.
They said that Infrastructure Malta had ignored residents’ pleas for a different solution to be found, including closing off one lane at a time or at least starting the works later in the evening.
Similar concerns were raised by other residents on the locality’s Facebook page.
“What about residents that need to return home at night like me. I get back home from my childrens’ training at 10pm. What about people who work nights?,” one resident asked.
Another asked whether her husband, who normally got home from work between 1am and 2am asked whether he was expected to find alternative accommodation for the duration of the work.
“I understand closing it for one night but three is a bit much. Shouldn’t they add more workers and get it done in one night?” asked another resident.
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