Fabian Demicoli

Road Works at Fleur de Lys

 Incredible but true, extensive road works were planned to start in the roundabout area at Fleur de Lys that would have closed all traffic to the area for at least four weeks, yes not days but weeks.

Thank God GRTU was informed a couple of days before road works were supposed to start. Naturally, GRTU demanded a stop to the works pending until an agreed plan that would justify the whole works action would be presented!

We do not even know whether it is someone's ambitious dream or whether it was really necessary and urgent. Forcing a traffic halt to a major junction like Fleur de Lys roundabout is not a joke. Yet someone thought they only had to inform and move on as if nothing is worth bothering about.

GRTU repeatedly emphasises that European Law makes it abundantly clear that unless proper arrangements are done to protect commercial interests of third parties, contractors and promoters of projects as well as licensing authorities are liable for damages.

It's the European Union this little country has joined or the jungle Union? That is why we fight for our members rights.

Just imagine: Fleur de Lys` junction and round about effecting traffic to St. Venera, Hamrun, Birkirkara, Msida, Balzan and Mriehel to Attard, Rabet and to Qormi by-pass closed because someone decided to embellish the roundabout. All this in July just on the opening day of the Trade Fair and the beginning of the summer flow to the north.

It's 37 C but do we have to go mad!

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