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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #41
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E01 expressway in Sri Lanka .

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Old December 10th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #42
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E01 expressway in Sri Lanka .




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Old March 17th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #43
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96 km from Colombo to Galle was completed
35 km to Bandaranaike International Airport is constructing


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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #44
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very nice expressways... looking forward to see roads in the capital city...
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Old May 17th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #45
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Newly refurbished mountain road in Sri Lanka









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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #46
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Pretty high-standard of roads there from what I can see. Are they all like that?
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #47
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any new update?
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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #48
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The Colombo-Katunayake Expressway (E03), Sri Lanka's second expressway, will open 27 October 2013.

http://www.slbc.lk/index.php/compone...of-this-month-
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Old October 19th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #49
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Another expressway from Colombo to Rathnapura.

Plans have been made to construct an expressway up to Rathnapura as well.

The Secretary to the Ministry of Highways Ranjith Premasiri said that this expressway will be constructed from the Gelanigama area of the Southern Expressway. He said that with the construction of this expressway it will become possible to travel between Colombo and Rathnapura in about 30 minutes. Mr. Premasiri said that attention is also being focused on preparing a mechanism to construct a short access route to Badulla as well. Mr. Premasiri told the SLBC that an expressway network of 600 kilometers will be constructed.
http://www.slbc.lk/index.php/compone...-to-rathnapura

Rathnapura is southeast of Colombo.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 07:37 AM   #50
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E02 Express way Sri Lanka

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Old November 20th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #51
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E02 Outer Circular Highway

First stage of Outer Circular Highway nearing completion

Initial stage of Outer Circular Highway (OCH) from Kottawa to Kaduwela is nearing completion. The objective of the entire OCH is to interconnect the Southern Expressway, Katunayake-Colombo Expressway and Colombo-Kandy or Colombo-Northern Expressways.

The construction of the OCH has been carried out in three phases. The first phase from Kottawa, to Kaduwela was initiated in December 2009 and work on the second part of the highway from Kaduwela to Kadawatha is progressing at a rapid pace. Erection of the third phase from Kadawata to Kerawalapitiya is also progressing successfully.

"Over Rs. 25 billion has been allocated for the construction of a stretch of 11 km between Kottawa and Kaduwela under the first stage" stated the Minister Nirmala Kothalawala, Project Minister for Ports and Highways.

At Kottawa, Makumbura, the OCH will be connected to the Southern Expressway and also to the Colombo High Level Road (A-4). This section has been developed as a four -lane highway in the initial stage and the intended speed will be 80 kmph. This would enable motorists reach their destinations without entering into the capital city while saving precious time.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has funded the first stage. Meanwhile, the government has paid Rs.1.6 billion as compensation to affected families on land acquisition in the first stage. "Plans are afoot to complete the second section by 2015 and the third section by the end of 2016", project minister further revealed.
Press release: http://www.defence.lk/new.asp?fname=...on_20131120_03

Unfortunately they do not mention when the first stage will actually open to traffic.
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Old December 26th, 2013, 12:05 PM   #52
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Hi guys,
I'm new the forum and happy to see a thread in a international section here about my country Sri Lanka. There are some very nice photos shared in this thread about our country's first 2 expressways, but there are a lot more expressway development happening in our country right now. I hope together we can keep on updating this thread with new photos and information about them. What do you say?

Here's a areal photo someone had take couple of months back of the new large expressway interchange at a place called Kottawa which is a Colombo suburb. This interchange is currently the largest in Sri Lanka. The completed road in this picture to the north you see here is the starting point of the 95km Colombo-Southern Expressway. The construction work going on in the bottom of the pic shows the starting point of the Colombo outer circular highway which is a 29km ring road that is currently being constructed to by pass the congested Colombo area in Sri Lanka
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Old December 26th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #53
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Longest expressway in Sri Lanka - 95km Colombo-Southern Expressway

These pictures are from 2011 when this expressway was opened. So you don't see traffic in it. Now about 9000-25000 vehicles use it each day. There's low traffic (9000) on week days and high traffic (20K+) on weekends and approaching holidays with people working in Colombo city trying to get back soon to their towns and villages for holidays.

This map shows the 95km Colombo-Southern Expressway


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Old February 27th, 2014, 09:36 PM   #54
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Outer Circular Highway

The first segment of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) around Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo from Kottawa to Kaduwela will be declared open on 8th March.

The 11-kilometer long Kottawa-Kaduwela segment of the OCH is located in the Colombo Metropolitan Region and passes through Colombo and Gampaha Districts.
Full report: http://www.colombopage.com/archive_1...93517415CH.php
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Old June 7th, 2014, 03:31 PM   #55
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The last section of the E01 southern expressways was opened on 15th March 2014, see project page.

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Sri Lanka projects;
* E01 Southern Expressway: Galle - Matara, 35 km (2012 - 03-2014)
Project pages of expressways:
- E01: http://www.rda.gov.lk/supported/expressways/cke.htm
- E02: http://www.rda.gov.lk/supported/expressways/och.htm
- E03: http://www.rda.gov.lk/supported/expressways/cke.htm
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Old June 8th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #56
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Planned as 2x3 or 2x4 lanes ??

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Old June 8th, 2014, 08:34 PM   #57
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Are there any plans to build another "Chunnel" under the straits between India and SL?
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Old July 6th, 2014, 10:22 PM   #58
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Ruwanpura Expressway

The president has approved the Ruwanpura Expressway, a 71 kilometer expressway from Colombo to Pelmadulla. It will replace A8 as the main road going inland in this area.

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_1...04657125CH.php
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #59
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E04 Northern Expressway

Construction work of the Northern-Up-Country expressway begins under the patronage of the President.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has officially launched the construction work on the first phase of the proposed Colombo – Kandy Expressway at Galagedara and Rambukkana today. The four lane 300 kilometers Expressway will link the Northern Province as well. It is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

This will be the largest development project ever implemented in the Sri Lankan history. The expressway will be built at a cost of 350 billion rupees. The first stage of the expressway will be constructed from Enderamulla to Ambepussa. The 52.8 kilometer Enderamulla-Ambespussa stretch will have five interchanges, 50 overpasses and 30 underpasses. The Outer Colombo Circular Road, constructed from Enderamulla will connect to the Northern-Up-Country Expressway to Dambulla covering the main towns of Meerigama, Pothuhera, Kurunegala, Melsiripura and Galewela, under the first phase.

When the Expressway is constructed, Kandy - Colombo and Colombo - Dambulla travel will take only one and half hours.
http://www.slbc.lk/index.php/compone...resident-.html
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Sri Lanka projects;
* E02 Outer Circular Highway: Kaduwela - Kadawatha, 8 km (18-02-2012 - 01-2015)
* E02 Outer Circular Highway: Kadawatha - Kerawalapitiya, 10 km (02-2014 - 09-2017)
The 8km section is almost completed but still no official opening date.
The 10km section is not yet u/c.

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E02: Kottawa-Kerawalapitiya, 29.2km, (October 2009 - September 2017)

- Phase 1; Kottawa to Kaduwela (11km) opened on 8 March 2014
- Phase 2; Kaduwela to Kadawatha (9.8km) (18 February 2012 - early 2015)
- Phase 3; Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya (9.2 km) - No construction yet


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Construction work of the Northern-Up-Country expressway begins under the patronage of the President.

President Mahinda Rajapakse has officially launched the construction work on the first phase of the proposed Colombo – Kandy Expressway at Galagedara and Rambukkana today. The four lane 300 kilometers Expressway will link the Northern Province as well. It is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Construction works have never been started - clearing only -, project is stopped now:

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Northern Expressway suspended
Review underway to know real cost
The government has decided to suspend the execution of the northern expressway project initiated by the previous regime, till its cost effectiveness is fully checked, a minister said yesterday.
Before the presidential election, then President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially launched the project which was to be carried out under a loan agreement with China. The highway was due to link Colombo with Kandy via Kurunegala, and then Dambulla.
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