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* Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway extension to Matara will be opened on January 31
Sat, Dec 28, 2013, 08:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 28, Colombo: The extension of the Southern Expressway from Galle to Godagama in Matara will be declared open on the 31st of January, the Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping announced.

The four-lane 35-kilometer extension of Sri Lanka's first ever expressway was constructed at a cost of US$ 180 million with the funds from EXIM Bank of China.

The Segment will have two interchanges at Wathawana area in Galle Deniyaya Road and in Kokmaduwa along the Weligama Kananke Road.

According to the Secretary to the Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping Ranjith Premasiri the expressway will be extended further from Matara to Hambantota connecting Mattala International Airport to Colombo.

Construction of the 75-kilometer segment from Matara- Godagama to Hambantota Harbor via Beliatta, Andarawewa, and Mattala will commence next month, the official said. The project is estimated to be completed in four years.

Meanwhile, the 11-kilometer Kottawa - Kaduwela section of the Outer Circular Highway (OCH) to the capital Colombo will be declared open in February, Premasiri said.

The construction of the 8.9-kilometer segment from Kaduwela to Kadawata is now being completed and this segment will also be declared open next year, he said. The construction work of the 9.3-kilometer Kadawata to Kerawalapitiya segment will be started shortly.

Once completed, the OCH will connect the Southern and proposed Northern expressways to provide unrestricted high-speed traffic movement from North to South.

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