29th August 2009, firstlanka.com
The Ministry of Highways and Road Development has taken steps to implement several road development projects countrywide. It is proposed to establish flyovers at Rajagiriya, Mahabage, Ja-Ela and several other areas , ministry sources said.
The construction work of the Colombo Katunayake highway is now in progress. A sum of 300 million dollars will be spent for this purpose and it is expected to be completed within three years. The length of the highway is 26 kilometres.
The Batticaloa to Trincomalee road is to be connected with the Kanthale – Ellakanthale road in the near future. These roads are now being developed and it will be completed by the year 2010. The full length of the new road will be 175 kilometres.
According to the ministry, 4.5 billion rupees are being spent to develop the Kandy – Mahiyangana road. Developing of Colombo – Kandy road from Kiribathgoda to Kadawatha is also in progress. The road will consist four strips after it is developed. 250 million rupees are being spent in this regard, sources added.