(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The second phase of the Colombo-Kandy Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala will be opened to the public on January 15, Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando said.
The length of the second phase of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala is 40.91 km. The expressway, built to minimize environmental and social impact, will bypass urban areas and pass through mainly vacant lands.
The four-lane road from Mirigama to Kurunegala is now known as the most beautiful section of the expressway in Sri Lanka.
The construction of this section of the expressway by local contractors using local funds is a specialty. The total cost of this project is Rs. 137 billion.
The Central Expressway segment from Mirigama to Kurunegala includes 5 interchanges with toll counters at Mirigama, Nakalagamuwa, Dambokka, Kurunegala and Yaggapitiya.
The four-lane Colombo-Kandy Central Expressway will be completed in four segments. The first quarter is from Kadawatha to Meerigama (37.09 km), second quarter from Mirigama to Kurunegala (40.91 km), the access road (9.7 km) running up to Ambepussa is included, third quarter from Kurunegala, Pothuhera to Galagedara (32.50 km) and fourth quarter is from Kurunegala to Dambulla (60.30 km).