Extension of Southern Expressway Project (ESEP) - Section 1 (Matara to Beliatta)
  Funded By: Exim Bank of China & GOSL
 
Location / Road
Length
Width
Commencement
date
Target Completion Date
Progress
Description
 Matara to Beliatta
30 km
24.4 m
19 Jan. 2016
29 Nov. 2019
Completed

Brief Description of the Project
Introduction
Construction of Extension of Southern Expressway (ESEP) from Matara to Hambantota including Expressway link to Mattala (96km) has already been commenced. Construction of 96km long four lane Expressway split into four sections namely Matara – Beliatta (30km), Beliatta – Wetiya (26km), Wetiya – Andarawewa (15km) and Mattala – Hambantota via Andarawewa (25km). The expressway section from Matara to Beliatta (Ch.0+000 – Ch.30+000) is under the Extension of Southern Expressway Section 1.

Project Scope – ESEP Section 1
1. Length of the Expressway - 30km
2. Nos. of Interchanges - 3 nos
3. Viaduct Length - 10.357 km
4. Viaduct in intercahnges - 1.651 km
5. Nos. of Underpasses - 28 nos
6. Nos. of Overpasses - 8 nos
7. Nos. of Bridges - 6 nos
8. Nos. of Box Culverts - 68 nos
9. Cut length - LHS 7.700 km & RHS 7.83 km
10. Fill length - LHS 12.08 km & RHS 11.870 km

Current Major Activities
1. Asphalt Work (Wearing Course)
2. Crash Barrier Construction (Guard rails)
3. Road Marking
4. Toll Facility Buildings & Toll Booths Construction

 
 
Progress Photographs  
           
 

 
           
as at 30 September 2019
 

 
  Center median Shrub Planting
at CH 20+350
Construction of Expansion Joint
at 29+790
Fixing W Beam Barriors
at 22+150
Asphalt Second Layer  
 
as at 31 June 2018
 

 

   
 
as at 30 June 2017
 

   
  Spun Concrete Pile Trial at Ramp E of IC-1 Construction of Box Culv ert and Underpass at Ch. 15+774 & 15+784 Viaduct    
 
as at 31 December 2016