Construction of Port Access Elevated Highway begins

Construction of the Rs. 28 billion Port Access Elevated Highway, Sri Lanka’s first, began today with the support of a USD 300 million (about Rs. 54.2 billion) loan facility by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Once completed the travel time between the Ingurukade junction and Fort, which takes about 45 minutes now, would be reduced to 5 minutes.

The 5.3 km highway on pillars connects to the New Kelani Bridge (NKB) from the Ingurukade junction, near the Kelanitissa Power Station, and extends onwards to the Colombo Port City.


Pictures by Saman Abesiriwardena