President lays foundation stone:
Second phase of Colombo Outer Circular Highway construction to begin
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Saturday laid the foundation stone for
the construction of the second phase of the Colombo Outer Circular
Highway from Kaduwela to Kadawata. The estimated construction cost of
the road is Rs.44.8 billion. The first phase of construction from
Kottawa to Kaduwela has already begun. The 28 Km expressway is to be
completed in three phases.
The third phase of the road would be from Kadawata to Kerawalapitiya.
The outer circular highway will begin from Kerawalapitiya along the
Colombo -Katunayake Expressway and would connect with the Southern
Expressway at Kottawa and the Colombo-Kandy highway at Kadawata.
The expressway is expected to provide a circular beltway to bypass
the Colombo city and reduce traffic congestion considerably.