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Central Expressway - Phase two begins today

The construction of the second phase of the Central Expressway, from Meerigama to Kurunegala, will begin today.

The construction is expected to commence under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Minister of Higher Education and Highways Lakshman Kiriella.

The second phase of the Central Expressway from Meerigama to Kurunegala consists of a length of 39.29 km and will be constructed at a cost of Rs 137.098 billion.

The Expressway consists of 4 lanes and 5 Interchanges are available between Meerigama and Kurunegala; namely Meerigama, Nakalagamuwa, Malpitiya, Pothuhera and Kurunegala. Completion of construction of the second phase is expected by mid 2019.