The expansion work on the High Level Road, the entrance to the Southern Expressway is being expedited. The Southern Expressway, the first in Sri Lanka is scheduled to be declared open within a few days. There are eight main entrances to the Highway. They are Kottawa, Kahathuduwa, Gelanigama, Dodangoda, Welipenna, Kurundugaha, Nayaapamula and Pannipitiya. Vehicles plying on High Level road can enter the Expressway at Kottawa. As such the broadening of the High Level is being accelerated. The number of lanes of the High Level road is being increased from two to six. This will also be a solution to traffic congestion experienced on the road.