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Port Access Elevated Highway Project

The proposed South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Port Access Elevated Highway (PAEH) Project will construct about 5.3 kilometers (km) of an elevated toll highway with related facilities between New Kelani Bridge (NKB) and Galle Face in central Colombo 1. It will provide a direct link to the city center and the port from Colombo – Katunayake Expressway (CKE) via NKB, and then extend the expressway network into the city.2 The project will help alleviate traffic congestion in the densely populated areas of Colombo, improve last-mile connectivity from the country’s expressway network to the international port in Colombo, provide better logistics services for freight operations, and facilitate regional trade. The estimated cost of the Project is Rs,28.002 Billion.The Project was commenced in 2019 and it is planned to be completed in 2023.


Impact and outcome

The project is aligned with the following impact: economic growth and regional trade and cooperation of the country facilitated. The project will have the following outcome: transport efficiency along the project road increased.

Output 1: Elevated toll highway and related infrastructure constructed, upgraded and installed

Output 2: Tolling operation capacity of expressways strengthened.

Output 3: Support for trade logistics facilitation provided.


Project Components

Construction of Port Access Elevated
Highway Project

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Construction of Maritime Facilitation

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