Chinese Flyovers

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Apr.21 (LBO) – China Friday agreed to give a billion rupee grant to build three flyover roads in Sri Lanka, the Finance Ministry said. – LBO Newsdesk “The three infrastructure projects will help reduce the traffic congestion on the highly congested interchanges at Nugegoda and Welikada and also the road section from Kadawatha to Kiribathgoda,” the statement said.

The Nugegoda Junction is one of the main bottlenecks of the High Level road and about 75,000-100,000 vehicles move along this route daily.

The proposed flyover at the Nugegoda Junction will consist of four lanes to provide a two lane dual carriageway.

The Welikada Junction is another highly congested intersection of the Sri Jayawardenapura-Kollupitiya Road and the Nawala-Rajagiriya Road, with about 71,400 vehicles plying this stretch daily.

Around 72,000 vehicles move daily on the road between Kiribathgoda and Kadawatha Junction, with the narrowness of the road creating heavy traffic congestion.

The proposed project will widen the road section of around 2.5 kilometers from Kiribathgoda to Kadawatha with a two lane dual carriageway.