The cabinet nod has been given to construct an elevated highways network in Colombo to reduce the traffic congestion and to build the road connectivity suburbs and expressways.
It has been proposed to construct a road of 6.9 km long with 4 lanes from New Kelani Bridge to Rajagiriya.
It will be connected with the Outer Circular Highway in the second phase and the northern end will connect to the Katunayake Expressway.
It has also been decided to build an elevated highway of 5.8 km long at an estimated cost of 36 billion rupees, from New Kelani Bridge to Colombo Fort connecting the Colombo Fort area with the expressway network.
It will facilitate uninterrupted transportation of cargo and containers from Colombo and suburbs to Colombo fort and reduce the traffic congestion in Colombo urban area.