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Tip #001 – Always apply for a roadworks permit prior to any road works

Transport Malta Roadworks Permits

Apply for a roadworks permit before carrying out any road works

Apply for a roadworks permit before carrying out any road works

#1 Always apply for a roadworks permit before carrying out any works on roads, footpaths, landscaped areas etc. It is illegal to carry out road works without a roadworks permit as stated in LN 29 of 2010.

#2 Only contractors registered with Transport Malta can carry out road works. The list of registered contractors can be accessed through this link. If you want to register please follow this link.

#3 There are three types of roadworks permits: RWP-1 for Major road works, RWP-2 for Emergency works and RWP-3 for Minor works.

#4 Transport Malta, Local Councils, Service providers and contractors registered with Transport Malta can apply for a roadworks permit. Applications can be submitted online through www.roadpermits.gov.mt.

#5 Transport Malta shall start to review the roadworks permit application only if it is submitted on the prescribed application forms, is accompanied by the relevant fees and all data required has been submitted.

#6 Submittals include the provision of a site plan on a 1:2500 survey sheet of 1988 marking the location of the intervention. The site plan must be signed and rubber stamped by a qualified architect and civil engineer.

#7 Contractor must provide a copy of the insurance policy covering the works.

#8 Contractor must agree in writing that he will backfill and restore the surface of the road to specifications set by the Authority and in accordance with the conditions laid out in the permit.

#9 Once the permit is issued carry out the works as efficiently as possible whilst meeting the required specifications. Backfill and reinstate as indicated in the permit.

#10 Once the works are completed prepare and submit a compliance report to Transport Malta for permit closure.

For further information you may refer to Roadworks Procedure (Permits) on Transport Malta website.

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