Sept 10, Colombo: Johnston Fernando, Minister of Highways has stated that under the National Road Improvement Program in the Western Province plans have been finalized to widen and expedite development of all identified roads in Gampaha and surrounding areas to reduce traffic congestion.
This program is being implemented under the program of developing major roads covering the entire island In line with President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's vision of prosperity.
The Ministry of Highways and the Road Development Authority have identified 15 roads to be widened and developed to reduce traffic congestion in and around Gampaha and preliminary plans for the development of these roads have been prepared by now, the Minister said.
Accordingly, following roads will be developed:
• Expansion of Gampaha-Miriswatta road to four lanes
• Expansion of Gampaha-Yakkala road to four lanes
• Widening and development of Ekala - Kotadeniyawa road
• Expansion and development of Nittambuwa - Veyangoda road to four lanes
• Expansion and development of Veyangoda - Kaleliya road
• Widening and development of Kalagedihena - Veyangoda road
• Expansion and development of Negombo - Giriulla road up to Y junction to four lanes
• Carpeting and development of Nittambuwa - Urapola road
• Carpeting and development of Negombo - Aluthapola road
• Development of by-road system in Warakapola town
• Widening and development of the road from Pasyala to Giriulla via Mirigama
• Development of Ja-Ela Minuwangoda Divulapitiya Road
• Development of Negombo Giriulla Road
• Development of Urapola - Hanwella road
• Widening of Pasyala junction
The Minister noting that as the section of the first phase of the Central Expressway from Kadawatha to Mirigama falls through Gampaha town, its construction work will have some effect on the traffic congestion in Gampaha town, has instructed to expedite all construction activities centered on Gampaha town.