The Veyangoda flyover being built to meet the rush hour-traffic congestion in the Veyangoda town is scheduled to be opened in September, the Economic Development Ministry said.
The Highways Ministry is spending Rs. 2,000 million for the construction of the flyover which after completion will end the eight-hour road traffic delay caused by the movement of 96 trains a day. The Spanish Government has provided the necessary financial assistance.
The total length of the flyover from the entry point is 600 metres. It is being built over the railway crossing on the Nittambuwa-Katunayake highway and the Dee Ella which flows parallel to it. This is the fourth fly over to be built in the Gampaha District after the ones built at Gampaha and Ragama. The 315 metre-long flyover comprises two lanes each 3 ½ metres wide. On either side of the flyover are two pavements each 1 ½ metres wide.
It is significant that initial payments for the lands taken over for the project have already been paid to the relevant individuals and organizations, the Ministry further said.