Flyover in Dehiwela soon
Highways and Road Development Minister T.B. Ekanayake will inaugurate
the construction of the flyover, Perasavi, in Dehiwela junction today at
a cost of Rs. 870 million which is funded by the British government. The
flyover will be 337 metres long and 7.35 metres wide.
It is expected that after the completion of the flyover will enable
40,000 vehicles to pass everyday in two lanes.
Though the planning and construction were undertaken by the British
construction company Mabay & Johnson and Sri Lankan company Access
Engineering Ltd, the Road Development Authority will supervise the
It is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2009.
The Perasavi flyover would ease the traffic congestion during the
rush hours on the Galle Road from Colombo to Panadura. An estimated Rs.
30 million will have to be spent on relocating electricity and telephone
cables and water pipe lines.