The Colombo-Katunayake Expressway provides a high-speed road link in Sri Lanka. SMEC, engaged as Employer’s Representation, had the responsibility to ensure the design and construction of the Expressway conformed to specific standards and quality.
The Colombo-Katunayake Expressway provides a high-speed road link between Colombo City and Free Trade Zone at Katunayake, as well as the Bandaranayake International Airport. The 4-lane divided Expressway, approximately 24.6 km in length, is one of the first fee levying roads to be built in Sri Lanka.
A substantial length of the Expressway is located on very soft ground making soft ground treatment a major project component.
As an Employer’s Representative, we had the responsibility to ensure the design and construction of the Expressway conforms to specified standards and quality. A key component was the provision of training and transfer of technology to Road Development Authority (RDA) personnel.
Key features of the expressway include four interchanges, two major bridges, 13 overbridges, six underpasses and 18 minor bridges.
Objectives of the project are to:
- Improve Sri Lanka’s transportation network
Road Development Authority
Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway Project.