The construction work on the first phase of the Northern Expressway is scheduled to get underway this month. The four lane expressway will be built at a cost of approximately US$ 4 billion.
The Outer Colombo Circular Road, planned to be constructed from Enderamulla to Dambulla, will cover the main towns of Meerigama, Pothuhera, Kurunegala, Melsiripura and Galewela, under the first phase.
The entry way to Kandy will also be constructed as a part of this phase. It will begin from Pothuhera and end at Gannoruwa.
Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Mr. Nirmala Kothalawala said that the first phase of construction work will commence in Galewela, Galagedara, Rambukkana and Kurunegala later this month and is scheduled to be completed by 2018.
Source: Ministry of Highways, Ports and Shipping
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