Gozo’s main road from Mgarr to Victoria is now fully open

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Gozo's main road from Mgarr to Victoria is now fully openThe Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communication in a statement today said that the main road from Mgarr Harbour to Victoria in Gozo, is now completely open for traffic. The work cost €12 million, 85% of which was funded by the European Union.

The 3km of road is in between another two stretches that had been upgraded previously, those between Mgarr Harbour and Xewkija and from Victoria to San Lawrenz,

The Ministry said that work on the road had taken slightly longer than originally scheduled due to archaeological discoveries. Work had then had to be halted, for the findings to be studied and preserved.

An integral part of the project was the replacement of water and electricity services.

The installation of crash barriers, traffic signs and road markings are still to be finalised.

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    3 Responses

    1. mickh911 says:

      It may be open, but its not finished, their is still another layer of tarmac to be put down apart from The installation of crash barriers, traffic signs and road markings,
      and as for ” taken slightly longer than originally scheduled ”
      In gozo time slightly = several months ! the original schedule was 24months.

    2. Mr Brightside says:

      Don’t knock it ….it may have taken “slightly longer”, it may not be quite finished but thank goodness it is open and all those businesses that have struggled for months because customers couldn’t get to their doors and all the residents that have had to put up with the noise, disruption and dust and all the tourists faced with endless and confusing diversions can breath a sigh of relief. Lets be positive now we have some good roads for the benefit of all.

    3. mickh911 says:

      don’t get me wrong, i too feel sorry for the businesses and households ( my home being one of them ) that have been affected, but the amount of times i have been along the road works and no one was working ! if the contractors had operated a shift working system the job would have been completed a lot quicker.

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