- The stretch is 36.54 km and the width 24.4 m. It is a four-lane expressway
The government made the advance payment for the commencement of construction of the Mirigama-Kadawatha stretch of the central expressway, a statement said yesterday.
Highways Minister Johnston Fernando instructed Ministry Secretary R.W.R. Premasiri to work in this regard.
The government is required to pay 15% of the project cost to the contractor. Accordingly Rs.16.67 billion was paid to the construction company on August 25. The distance of the stretch is 36.54 km and the width 24.4m. It is a four-lane expressway. The total estimated cost is Rs.158 billion.