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A speed limit 40 kmph has been introduced for the vehicles within the two lanes between 113km post and 114km post near Kokmaduwa and Imaduwa area of the Southern Expressway, the Road Development Authority said.

The two lanes from Matara to Colombo in the particular area were temporarily closed due to the ongoing activities, such as a process of horizontal drilling to remove water underneath the hill  is being carried out by the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) due to the landslide threats.

Expressway Operations and Maintenance Director of the RDA S. Opanayake said that the Colombo -Matara lane has been divided to facilitate bi-way traffic.
He said the move had been taken to reduce the potential accidents within the two lanes and the speed limits on other parts of the expressway remained unchanged.

“As soon as the activities of the NBRO are completed, the two lanes will be opened for traffic,” he said.

The Kokmaduwa and Imaduwa sector of the Southern Expressway was closed for traffic several times since October 2 due to landslide risks in the area.(DS)
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  • juju Sunday, 11 October 2015 11:29 AM

    and this is supposed to be the worlds most expensive highway ever built (per km)

    sarath Sunday, 11 October 2015 12:40 PM

    Please go to Italy and go anywhere through Alps. you will see the bridges and tunnels they have built to shorten the distance. E1 or E2 is nothing in respect of expenditure. I suggest the Kandy road must be done in the way Italy had done by having tunnels and bridges . JUJU please appreciate the work without criticizing.Ask this govt to do it at a cheaper rate per KM.

    Coconut Republic Sunday, 11 October 2015 01:27 PM

    Which university did the design and other checks? ???

    Sapu Sunday, 11 October 2015 04:04 PM

    Sarath, Europeans did better environmental assessments and used quality construction methods when they built their highways

    Dee Monday, 12 October 2015 07:41 AM

    Ruhuna


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