We may often complain about the inconveniences and environmental damage they cause but, when push comes to shove, it seems the vast majority of Maltese are in favour of the ongoing road building and widening projects.
A survey conducted by MaltaToday indicates that a whopping 79.4% off people are in favour of the road projects, while only 15.3% are against them.
While wide consensus exists across the board, there is also quite a significant difference across party lines, with 95.1% of people who voted for the Labour Party in 2017 supporting the roadworks, compared with 59.8% of people who voted for the PN.
Transport Minister Ian Borg shared the survey results as proof that the public appreciates the government’s plan to spend €700 million over seven years to upgrade Malta’s road network.
“Our goal is to keep providing safer infrastructure, facilities for alternative means of transport, shorter travel times and fewer emissions,” he said.