Mirigama-Kurunegala section of Central Expressway : Minister gives assurance to public

September 12, 2021 at 1:28 AM

Construction work of the second phase of Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala will be completed and the expressway will be vested with the public by November 15, says Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando.

The Mirigama-Kurunegala section of the Central Expressway will allow the public to travel the approximately 39.7 km distance between the two points within 25 minutes.

The expressway, which will link Colombo to Kandy, will be very convenient for those who travel to Kandy, Kurunegala, and Dambulla.

The entrance would be in Mirigama, in the Gampaha District, and the exit would be in Kurunegala.

The Central Expressway Project has been divided into four sections: Section 1 from Kadawatha to Mirigama is approximately 37 km, Section 2 from Mirigama to Kurunegala is approximately 39.7 km while the stretch from Mirigama to Ambepussa is approximately 9.1 km, Section 3 from Pothuhera to Galagedara is approximately 32.5 km, and Section 4 from Kurunegala to Dambulla is approximately 60.3 km.

According to the RDA, the entire project would be completed in three years and the total cost is estimated at approximately Rs. 200 billion. (NewsWire)