New Bridge Construction Project over the Kelani River

Locations

Type

Road

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

35.0 billion JPY

Initiatives

Start Date

March 2014

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

Contractors

Consultants

Funders

Source(s) Amount
35,020,000,000 USD

Description

The bridge was constructed to accommodate increasing traffic congestion. With construction of a new highway to Bandaranaike International Airport and the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway (CKE), future traffic demand would exceed the capacity of the bridge. The planned new bridge across the Kelani River links Colombo city and Colombo-Katunayake Expressway to mitigate and disperse the increased traffic congestion in the city areas.