Expressway från Colombo har förlängts och nu går det riktigt fort från flygplatsen ned till stränderna söderut.
|”Saving travel time considerably, the Southern Expressway (E01), the Outer Circular Highway (E02) and Colombo – Katunayake Expressway (E03) have been extended thereby linking the expressways with one another for the first time in Sri Lanka.|
With the extension, two more sections of the Southern Expressway – 21.8 km section from Barawakumbuka to Mattala via Andarawewa and the 16.6 km section from Andarawewa to Hambantota – and a section of the Outer Circular Highway – 9.6 km from Kadawatha to Kerawalapitiya have been declared open.
With the opening of the Kadawatha – Kerawalapitiya section, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway, and the Southern Expressway will connect at the Kerawalapitiya interchange of the Outer Circular Highway allowing seamless travel between the airport and the Southern province. With the opening of the two sections on Southern Expressway, motorists coming from Matara can enter the expressway from Barawakumbuka and travel to Sooriyaweva, Hambantota, Mattala and Kataragama within a short period of time.
Here is an estimate of the travel time spent before and after the extension:
Airport to Galle: Before 3hrs / Now 2hrs
Airport to Bentota: Before 2hrs 30mins / Now 1hr 30mins
Airport to Mirissa: Before 3 hrs 45mins / Now 3hrs
Airport to Tangalle: Before 4 hrs 45mins / Now 4hrs”
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