A central road linking the north of Malta to the rest of the island has been closed once more as part of ongoing roadworks, leading to a buildup of traffic from the Coast Road to Mosta.
The closure comes as Infrastructure Malta applies high friction anti-skid surface treatment on Burmarrad Road, the main thoroughfare between northern towns like Mellieħa, Xemxija and Burmarrad with the central region of the island.
Drivers are being advised to take note of this and find alternative routes.
The road had been closed down for construction of a €3.5 million project as part of a safety upgrade that included the installation of a new roundabout at the outskirts of Burmarrad earlier this month, with diversions through country roads in the outskirts
However, many of these country roads are small roads, leading to scenes of buses and trucks becoming jammed in the outskirts of Mosta and Burmarrad. Drivers who tried to avoid the area and drive through the Coast Road were similarly met with congestion.
To make matters worse, a car stopped on the Telgħa t’Alla u Ommu at around 10:50am, with traffic officers called onto the scene to redirect traffic around the vehicle.
The road is set to be re-opened at 6pm this evening, so keep that in mind if you plan on travelling between the central and northern region.