Sri Lanka Rajagiriya flyover work speeds up
Jul 04, 2017 15:32 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
Concrete beams being placed during night-time construction (Pic by Harsha de Silva)
ECONOMYNEXT – Work on a flyover meant to ease traffic jams on the most congested corridor to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, is proceeding apace with the first concrete beams being placed, Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development Harsha de Silva said.
The road surface will be placed on the beams, de Silva said in a tweet on an update on the flyover in the Rajagiriya suburb.
“As undertaken we are racing to meet the new deadline of end of 2017; almost a year ahead of schedule after we decided to construct both lanes (to and from Colombo) in parallel,” he said.
“Please bear with us in your morning and evening rush hour traffic - we will soon deliver a quicker drive to work or school and back.”
De Silva said the Road Development Authority, Centunion S. A of Spain, the main contractor, and subcontractor Access Engineering, were doing good work.
The flyover, with a length of 363m and four traffic lanes, is funded by the Government of Spain.
(COLOMBO, July 04, 2017)