‘Central Expressway second stage to be commissioned by December’ | Daily News

‘Central Expressway second stage to be commissioned by December’

The second stage of the Central Expressway from Kadawatha to Dambulla and Galagedara is scheduled to be commissioned by December, Project Director V.Mohan said.

Over 70 percent of work on the second stage of the Expressway from Merigama to Kurunegala covering a distance of 39.28 kilometres is nearing completion.

The Central Expressway project has been divided in to four stages; from Kadawata to Merigama (37 Kilometres), Merigama to Kurunegala (39.28 kilometres), Pothuhera to Galagedara (32.5 kilometres) and Kurunegala to Dambulla (60.3 kilometres).

Of the four sections, construction work of the second stages from Mirigama to Kurunegala commenced on January 16, 2017 by four local construction companies, while construction work on the second stage has been granted to four local construction companies. Accordingly, construction work of all four stages are in progress.

Speaking to the Daily News, Mohan said the major part of the construction has already been completed and only the final touches such as carpetting, fencing, lighting needs to be completed.

He added that with the completion of the second stage, the usual traffic jam experiencing throughout the day on Colombo – Kandy and Colombo – Kurunegala roads will be significantly reduced.

“In line with the Central Expressway project,the Colombo to Ambepussa road is being widened to four lanes and construction of this project has been completed upto Nittambuwa by now. It has been scheduled to complete construction work by the middle of this year. This would enable motorists to use the section stage of the Central Expressway to Kurunegala,” he noted.



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