The stage is set to vest in the public another mega development project. Plans are afoot to reopen the first stage of the Southern Expressway before the end of this month.
Project Director Nimal Chandrasiri said the Southern Expressway will be ready for the operation of vehicles by the end of this month. The stretch from Colombo to Galle will be opened under the first stage. He revealed that it will take only one hour to travel a distance of 100 kilometers from Colombo to Galle. The road will be opened to all vehicles other than three wheelers, motorbikes, bicycles and tractors. It is intended to complete the expressway up to Matara by May 2013. The Project Director said the expenditure incurred will be one billion US Dollars.