Construction of Road Network underway covering whole country – Minister Johnston | Daily News

Construction of Road Network underway covering whole country – Minister Johnston

Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said that a national programme is underway covering the entire country to develop the road network under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour Programme.

Plans have been completed under that national project to solve the traffic congestion in Gampaha and its suburbs and 15 roads in the district have been earmarked for the development, the Minister said. He was speaking to the media after a Progress Review Meeting at the Ministry yesterday.

The Gampaha-Miriswatta Road will be developed to a four lane road, the Minister said. The Gampaha-Yakkala Road and the Veyangoda-Nittambuwa Road will also be widened to have four lanes. The Pasyala Junction will be widened under the same project.

Other roads include the Ekala-Koadeniyawa Road, Weyangoda-Kal Eliya Road, Kalagedihena-Veyangoda Road, Nittambuwa- Urapolaroad, Negombo-Aluthapola Road, Pasyala to Giriulla via Meerigama, Minuwangoda-Divulapitiya Road in Ja-Ela, Negombo- Giriulla Road and Urapola-Hanwella Road. Along the Negombo-Giriulla Road, the stretch up to the Y Junction will be widened for four lanes. Alternative routes in and around Warakapola will also be developed, the Minister said.

Minister Fernando said that the first phase of the Central Expressway from Meerigama to Kadawatha goes through Gampaha. There is an urgent need to address the traffic congestion in Gampaha before linking the sections of the Central Expressway.

Minister Fernando said that he had instructed Ministry Secretary R.W.R. Pemasiri to expedite developing the 15 roads - the main places of traffic jams in Gampaha and its suburbs.


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