Sri Lanka Road Development Authority (RDA) has identified the need to construct three flyovers to ease traffic congestion and avoid delays experienced by the motorists.
Accordingly, the RDA has decided to construct flyovers at Rajagiriya, Polgahawela and Ganemulla.
A flyover at Rajagiriya is required to be constructed urgently to ease traffic congestion, minimize accidents and to reduce high vehicle operating costs, the authority says.
Flyovers at Ganemulla and Polgahawela are especially required to avoid long delays that are being experienced by road users due to frequent closure of railway gates at the level crossings.
The cabinet has given approval to a proposal made by the President, in his capacity as Minister of Highways, Ports and shipping, to award the contract for the construction of the three flyovers, as recommended by the Standing Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee (SCAPC).