Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dehiwala Flyover open for Business!

Image stolen from here

Image stolen from here

Highways and Road Development Minister T.B. Ekanayake said that the new bridge will pave the way for easy movement of 40,000 vehicles daily.He also said that it was a common scene that heavy traffic congestion during rush hours on the Galle road at the Dehiwala junction and the government went for this mega development work at a cost of Rs.920 million which has been funded by the UK Government.The two-lane flyover is 337 meters in length and 7.35 meters in width. Construction of the flyover commenced on July 7 of this year. Mabey and Johnson Company of the UK and Access Engineering Ltd in Sri Lanka handled the construction work which was supervised by the Road Development Authority. (

It would be great to see someone doing a study on the effect of this flyover on the Dehiwala node.