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Southern Expressway extension project nearing completion

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 30, 2019 19:05

Southern Expressway extension project nearing completion

The extension project of the Southern Expressway has been completed by about 80 percent. The Government hopes to vest with the people that part of the road in August. The extension project of the Southern Expressway is implemented from Matara to Hambantota.

The total length of the road is 96 kilometers. 252.5 billion rupees has been estimated for the extension and it is implemented under four stages. The first stage is implemented from Matara to Beliatta. The constructions of this path have been completed by 90 percent. The second phase of the project is from Beliatta to Wetiya. Constructions of this part have been completed by 70 percent. 95 percent of the third phase from Wetiya to Andarawewa has been completed.

The 4th stage is implemented from Andarawewa to Hambantota and 90 percent of the constructions of this state has been completed. 90 percent of the material need to build this road network has been obtained locally. The time taken to travel to Hambantota from Colombo on this highway, is 2 ½ hours. Constructions of the extension has been accelerated to complete the extension project of the Southern Expressway.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 30, 2019 19:05