Sri Lanka’s Access Engineering secures sub-contractor deal for another flyover in Colombo
Sri Lanka’s Access Engineering PLC (AEL), which has been identified as a foremost civil engineering and construction enterprise, has reportedly commenced construction as the sub-contractor for a new flyover in the Kohuwala area in the Colombo District recently.
According to local media reports, the Kohuwala junction is currently saturated, creating continuous traffic congestion along its connecting roads and accidents do happen frequently in the area due to heavily congested situation and the Kohuwala intersection is one of the most congested road junctions in the Colombo suburban area.
Recognising the criticality of the situation at Kohuwala Junction, the above flyover project was initiated by Sri Lanka’s Road Development Authority (RDA) under the direction of the Ministry of Highways.
The project is funded by the Government of Hungary and the design and supply of the superstructure have reportedly been entrusted to Betonútépítő Group of Hungary that plays the role of the main contractor and the design and construction of substructure, on-site fabrication, the designing and construction of adjacent roads and installation and erection of the steel superstructure are subcontracted to Access Engineering PLC.
The 297-metre-long flyover consists of a two-lane carriageway, following the horizontal alignment of the existing Colombo-Horana (B84) Road and a vertical Alignment with a minimum 5.2m vertical clearance for traffic flow underneath the flyover and the structure is to be facilitated with a service lane each on either side of the flyover
The official launch of the project was held earlier last month.
Sri Lanka is currently facing an aggressive development programme aimed at taking the country to the next level of development. Authorities have placed much importance on improving and developing the country’s road network in order to increase connectivity and avoid traffic congestions as it plays a key role in the country’s economic expansion. Therefore, improving and developing Sri Lanka’s road network has opened up many business/investment opportunities. Sri Lanka is fast becoming a business hub in the South Asian region given it’s geographical positioning in the Indian ocean and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country.
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