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Colombo, Nov.30 (Daily Mirror) - The Road Development Authority (RDA) announced the closure of the New Kelani Bridge, popularly known as the 'Golden Gate Kalyani' bridge, in three phases, beginning tomorrow December 1.

The Transport and Highways Ministry said as construction work on the New Kelani Bridge has been completed, it has reached the point where all responsibilities related to the project have to be reviewed before releasing the contracted company, and in some instances, certain changes would be required to be carried out by the contractor.

The Ministry also said that the New Kelani Bridge is currently safe for use without any risks, and individuals can continue to utilize it in the existing manner. Nevertheless, they express their intention to adhere to the contractual stipulations and proceed with the specified processes.

Accordingly, the New Kelani Bridge is to be closed in the following three phases due to essential modernization activities, while motorists are advised to use alternate routes during these durations:

Under the first phase, the bridge will close from 9.00 p.m. tomorrow to 6.00 a.m. on Monday (4).

Under the second phase, the bridge will close from 9.00 p.m. on December 8 to 6.00 a.m. on December 11.

Meanwhile, under the third phase, the bridge will close from 9.00 p.m. on December 15 to 6.00 a.m. on December 18.

Motorists are requested to use alternate routes to evade the traffic congestion.


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  • Tissa Fernando Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:50 PM

    This was recently opened for traffic. Not heard of newly opened bridges being closed too quickly. Highway men robbed?

    SLEx Thursday, 30 November 2023 10:14 PM

    Its being closed so the contractors who built it can inspect it and see if anything is not as expected when compared to their deliverables. This is to ensure that any defects or maintenance that is required is carried out by the contractors before a total handover. This is the normal process in most countries as well. Even when you buy a condominium unit, for a duration of 3-4 years, any repairs or maintenance cost will be borne by the developer. After that it is considered that the unit is totally handed over and anything thereafter should be done using the owners money.

    Golden gate or Shit gate? Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:00 PM

    "Golden Gate Kalyani bridge". Are we seriously insane in trying to give it such a nickname?

    ravi Thursday, 30 November 2023 10:34 PM

    Chinese built!

    sarath Friday, 01 December 2023 11:03 AM

    SLEx- you are wrong when referring to apartments. Any building project only comes with a 12 months Defects Liability Period (longer terms can be negotiated) Developers are not required to maintain the apartment for 3-4 years

    Robbers' Paradise Friday, 01 December 2023 03:27 PM

    "GOLDEN GATE" ? its like Mahinda Rajapaksa's "WONDER OF ASIA" which could now be called "BEGGAR OF ASIA"

    Waco Saturday, 02 December 2023 08:06 AM

    New income to the minister’s pocket. Ranil’s brain.


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