Horana - Colombo road planned to be rehabilitated
ACCESS ROADS TO SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAY) ISplanned to be rehabilitated
The government has been able to obtain financial assistance of Rs 9,348.61 mn (USD 85.0 mn) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to rehabilitate roads connecting the Southern Expressway (SE). The total estimated cost for rehabilitation of the roads is Rs 11,613 mn (USD 105.6 mn). Six access roads to SE are expected to be rehabilitated under the above project.
Under the second phase of National Highways Sector Project 62 kms of national highway road sections on Matara-Akuressa (3.40 km), Hikkaduwa - Baddagana (14.34 km), Horana - Anguruwatota - Aluthgama (23.48 km), Katukurunda - Naboda (2.72 km), Kirulapona - Godagama (5.33 km) and Colombo - Horana (12.7 km) are planned to be rehabilitated. These selected 6 road sections usually experience high traffic volume. Therefore, the rehabilitation of these 6 road section will facilitate easier access to the new expressway while improving the transport efficiency of the national highways network.
The Road Development Authority (RDA) under the supervision of Ports and Highways Ministry will perform as the project implementing agency. The project is expected to be completed by 30th June 2016.