Ambepussa – Galewala (A-6) Road

The following project led rehabilitate and extend a key segment of the Ambepussa Kurunegala Trincomalee (A-6) highway, one of the most vital branches of the national highway network which traverses over important geographic areas in Sri Lanka of environmental, cultural, economic and social significance. The segment of A-6 highway being rehabilitated and improved is the 78km section of road from Ambepussa to Galewela.

The A-6 is the main route that carries traffic from the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces towards the North Central, North Western, Northern and Eastern Provinces. It is therefore one of the most crucial segments of Sri Lanka’s national highway network and carries high volumes of traffic from the Western province (Colombo and suburbs) bound for central (Kandy and beyond), northern (Anuradhapura & Jaffna) and eastern (Trincomalee) regions of Sri Lanka.

The work involved widening and improving the existing 2-lane road at rural areas, widening and improving the existing 2-lane road to 4-lane standards at townships, improving the existing pavement with asphalt concreting, widening, repairing or reconstructing damaged culverts and bridges and constructing new cross drainage structures at locations where road was placed on new embankments. The project was completed and handed over to the Road Development Authority in November 2017.