Marine Drive to be extended to Dehiwala in 70 days

December 30, 2020 at 7:03 PM

The 1.2 km extension of the Marine Drive from Colpetty up-to Hill Street, Dehiwala will be completed within 70 days, Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando said.

Minister Fernando said this after engaging in a tour yesterday to inspect the construction work underway on Marine Drive. He said this stretch will consist of four lanes.

“We will be spending a sum of Rs 228 million for the proposed new bridge along the road. The aim of our Government is to ensure that the road will be of good quality and we intend to complete it as soon as possible,” the Minister said.

He further said the construction will help ease traffic congestion between Ramakrishna Road in Wellawatte and the Dehiwala Bridge. (NewsWire)