The second phase of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala ( Ethugalpura Gateway ) will be opened to the public tomorrow under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said Minister of Highways Johnston Fernando.
The distance of the second phase of the Central Expressway from Mirigama to Kurunegala is 40.91 km. Built to minimize environmental and social impacts, the expressway will bypass urban areas and pass through mainly vacant lands. Built with four lanes, this section of the road from Mirigama to Kurunegala has now been identified as the most beautiful expressway section in Sri Lanka.
This section of road was constructed by local contractors with local funds. Five Exchange Centers with Payment Counters have been set up at Mirigama, Nakalagamuwa, Dambokka, Kurunegala and Yaggapitiya. Rupees 149 billion has been spent for this.