First elevated expressway connecting Colombo port city and New Kelani Bridge launched

September, 11, 2019

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (10) emphasized upon the development projects that were undertaken by the government, such as the expressway systems, road infrastructure projects and the multi-modal transport hub.

“We have planned new access roads to enter Colombo, Which begins work today. We are also planning to develop a Megapolis in the Western Province, which will eventually make the city more attractive. ” he stated.

Premier made these remarks whilst participating in the ceremony to commence the Port Access Elevated Highway Project.

The relevant agreement for the project was signed between China Civil Engineering Company and the Road Development Authority (RDA) in the presence of the Premier and the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chang Xueyuan.

The project will see the construction of about 5.3 kilometers of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo.

It will provide a direct link to the city center and the port from the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway via the NKB, and then extend the expressway network into the city.