The Malta International Airport have issued a statement to the public, stating that the major works which will upgrade sections of the airport ring road, will be commencing this Tuesday.
The works, scheduled to kick off at 1800hrs on the 21st of March, will not impact the main airport entryway and exits but ‘some congestion can be expected at these two points.’
‘For this reason’, the airport warns, ‘persons who will be travelling from the 21st of March onwards are advised to allow extra time for their journey, whether they are being dropped off, or driving to the airport and using one of the campus car parks. All car parks will remain accessible throughout the project and public transport will operate normally.’
The work is split into two phases, with the airport’s outer lane, normally used for pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles, will be inaccessible.
‘Persons who will be dropping off or picking up someone, are advised that a temporary area within the main car park will be allocated for this purpose. The current grace period for users of the main car park will be temporarily extended to 30 minutes.’
Drivers are requested to observe the recommended 30 kilometres per hour speed limit on airport campus. Meanwhile, given that lanes directly outside the terminal will be made inaccessible at different stages, ‘the building should always be accessed through Level -1 rather than the main entrance.’
‘Malta International Airport would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these roadworks and appeals for the public’s cooperation in maintaining a safe environment during the project.’