Confusion on Attard’s Triq il-Linja ensued when, earlier last week, Infrastructure Malta declared in a statement that the road was to be closed from both directions until the end of this week. Now, the Attard Local Council has identified some key issues dealing with the decision… and it’s all got to do with lack of communication.
While thanking everyone from both Transport Malta and Infrastructure Malta for making the resurfacing of roads like Triq il-Linja possible, the statement did however also point at “certain inconveniences” which it said “could have been avoided if the Local Council had actually been consulted beforehand’.
“This has resulted in total chaos and danger to drivers in Attard.”
“It is with great displeasure that we point out that at no point was the Council, let alone the residents, informed of how the works were going to move forward and how traffic would be deviated,” the statement continued. “Signs with little thought of proper indication were put up, and as a consequence, people found themselves mistakenly driving down one-way roads. This has resulted in total chaos and danger to drivers in Attard.”
The statement goes on to say that this is not the first time that the Local Council has asked for an explanation prior to the works being carried out. Left with no proper consultation, the Local Council described the situation “unacceptable”.
Concluding the statement, the Attard Local Council urged Transport Malta to make use of their own traffic officials in various zones to help traffic flow.
Today’s comments come following another similar string of complains, this time from Swieqi’s Local Council. Claiming they were ignored by the Water Services Corporation as it closed Madliena Road for works, the Swieqi Local Council described the corporation’s attitude as “arrogant”.