Hey my blog friends from Horana, here we have a good news
Part of Colombo- Horana road(120 route) Kesbewa to Pamankada in the will be developed
at a cost of 3310 million rupees.
The project will be initiated today(5th march,2013).
The Asian Development Bank provides loan facilities for this project.
Construction will be completed within two years.
The minister said that an alternative road from Kesbewa to Maharagama
will also be laid parallel to that.
- Pamankada - Kesbewa section of Colombo - Horana Road (B084)
The proposed road project, Colombo-Horana Road Section (B 084), commences from 0.520km near Pamankada Bridge in Colombo and terminates at the end of the bypass in Kesbewa at 13+400km. The regular Colombo-Horana (B 084) Road commences from Wilasitha Niwasa junction (0.00km) at Colombo-Ratnapura-,Batticaloa (A04) Road and terminates at Pokunuowita on Panadura-Ratnapura (A08)Road, before 2.0km to reach Horana town, traversing 28+180km. This road section, starting from 0.520 and ending at 13+400, is a large portion of the total length of Colombo-Horana (B 084) Road.
The proposed road project is one of the six road projects to be upgraded under the Additional Financing (Loan 38357-43 Sri) for National Highway Sector Project (NHSP). RDA has submitted draft RP to ADB on this road in May 2011 prior to preparation of preliminary plans (PPs) and Advance Tracings based on final construction designs. This updated version of the RP is made with the availability of Advance Tracing prepared by the Dept. of Surveys giving exact locations, boundaries of individual lots and names of the persons who have legitimate claims for such land lots.
The total length of the project road, section from 0.520 km to 13+400km including the bypass are planned to improve to 4 lane status with 1.5m cycle lanes, shoulders of 2-2.4m on either side, and earth or line drains where required. The existing average carriageway is 6.93m width and existing average ROW of the road is 14.36m in the proposed 4 lane section while the proposed average carriageway will be 12.km and proposed ROW of the will be 24-33m with the development of the road.
However, the development will take in two phases;
Phase 1: Consists of two road stretches of B 084, 1) From 0+520km (W.A. Silva Mw) to 1+100km (Pamankada Bridge) and 2) From 5+30km (Raththanapitiya junction) to 13+400km (end of Piliyandala bypass section)
Phase 2: From 1+100km (Pamankada Bridge) to 5+300km ( Raththanapitiya junction)