|Colombo-Katunayake Expressway be opened in September 2013|
The new expressway Colombo-Katunayake will be declared open in September 2013.the Economic Development Ministry said ,arrangements are being made to open the 26 kilometer-long.The construction work of this expressway was started on 18th August 2009 and built at a cost of US$ 291 million.
The Expressway which starts from Peliyagoda is the 2nd expressway of Sri Lanka. There will be five interchange points in this six lane expressway at New Kelani Bridge, Peliyagoda, Kerawalapitiya connecting with the Outer Circular Highway, Ja-Ela and Katunayake.
There are 42 bridges and 100 Nos. large size box culverts.The officials of the Road Development Authority said that sea sand was used for the filling of the road embankment and soft ground treatment techniques were adopted where the ground conditions were poor.
Once completed the road network will provide fast and easy access to the country’s north and south and will avoid traffic when reaching the capital Colombo.