Expressways of Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka currently has over 150 kilometres (93 mi) of designated expressways serving the southern part of the country. The first stage of the E01 Expressway (Southern Expressway) which opened in 2011 was Sri Lanka's first expressway spanning a distance of 95.3 kilometres (59.2 mi). The second stage of the Southern Expressway opened in 2014 and extends to Matara. The E03 Expressway (Colombo–Katunayake Expressway) opened in 2013 and connects Sri Lanka's largest city Colombo with the Bandaranaike International Airport covering a distance of 25.8 kilometres (16.0 mi). The newest expressway is the Outer-circular Expressway from Kaduwela to Kottawa to the E01 southern expressway. All E-Grade highways in Sri Lanka are access-controlled, toll roads with speeds limits in the range of 80–110 kilometres per hour (50–68 mph). Pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, three wheelers and tractors are not permitted to enter the expressways. The network is to be expanded to 350 kilometres (220 mi) by 2019.
|Expressways in Sri Lanka
|Length||353.7 km (219.8 mi)|
|Formed||27 November 2011|
|Notes||Length by 2019|
|Expressways:||Expressway X (E X)|
|Expressways of Sri Lanka|
ITS (Intelligent Transportation System) systems are being installed presently. ETC Electronic Toll Collection systems are being installed on the Southern Expressway while the Colombo-Katunayeke Expressway system is functional.
|Road Number||Name||Route||Length (km)||Length (mi)||Opened||Notes||Bus Routes|
|E01||Southern Expressway (Colombo–Matara Expressway)||Kottawa-Matara||128||80||2011||(Kottawa-Galle) opened in 2011; (Galle-Matara) opened in 2014. A subsequent extension to Hambantota (via three stages: Matara-Beliatta, Beliatta-Wetiya, Mattala-Hambantota) is underconstruction in order to connect the expressway with the Mattala Airport. To be opened in 2019||Matara, Deniyaya, Embilipitiya, Galle, Elpitiya, Matugama, Kalawana, Panadura from Colombo, Maharagama, Kaduwela, Kadawatha|
|E02||Outer Circular Expressway||Kottawa-Kerawalapitiya||29.2||18.1||2014 and 2015||(Kottawa-Kaduwela) opened in 2014; (Kaduwela-Kadawatha) opened in 2015; (Kadawatha-Kerawalapitiya) to be opened in 2019|
|E03||Colombo–Katunayake Expressway||New Kelani Bridge-Katunayake||25.8||16.0||2013||(Colombo-Katunayake) opened in 2013||Katunayake, Negombo, Chilaw, Kuliyapitiya, Puttalam, Anuradapura from Colombo|
|E04||Central Expressway or Sri Dalada Highway ||Kadawatha-Katugastota||98.9||61.5||Stage 2 - Meerigama (37.1km) to Kurunegala (76.8km) to be opened in 2019|
|E06||Ruwanpura Expressway||Kahathuduwa-Pelmadulla||71.8||44.6||Proposed - to be completed in 2019|
Southern Expressway (E01)Edit
Southern Expressway (E01)
Katunayake Expressway (E03)
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