Development News Update: Work on the 30 kilometer Matara-Beliatta Expressway costing Rs. 125 billion is almost complete and can be made available to the public by February of next year, the consultant engineer Nayan Samaranayake of the consultancy firm F.S.D.I. Construction Company said.”When the Expressway is opened, motorists from Matara will be able to reach Beliatte within 18 minutes and this facility will be a boon to the Southern industrialist.
Matara-Beliatta Expressway also has many special features. Before Beliatte at Hingurupattala, the Hakmana-Matara main road crosses it at Kapuduwa via an overhead bridge. To promote environmental protection, flood control, and paddy cultivation operations, the road runs along a flyover bridge along the Nilwala Ganga basin.
The Dandeniya Forest Reserve Expressway has an overhead animal crossing to allow the free movement of wild animals. He said construction work on the Beliatta-Wetiya Expressway segment is underway, but the other sections of the Wetiya-Hambantota Expressway have already been in the public domain.