iRoads (Phase 1): Kurunegala District

  • MAG_1018
  • DJI_0109
  • DJI_0116
  • DJI_0119
  • DJI_0218
  • MAG_0948

As part of the Road Development Authority (RDA) ADB-funded iRoad project, Maga Engineering completed rehabilitation and improvement of 16 rural access roads amounting to 82.8km in the Kurunegala District.

The third most populous District in Sri Lanka, Kurunegala is experiencing rapid population growth and urbanisation alongside economic opportunity and development in the Western Province. Rehabilitation and improvement of rural roads across 06 key DS Divisions ensures communities in the area can share in the benefits of equitable development.

MAGA’s scope of work included improvement of selected roads including preliminary and general work; Site Clearing; Earth works including Subgrade, Subbase, ABC laying; road pavement, and construction of drainage, retaining structures and bus bays; and rehabilitation of more than 300 culverts. Installation of required road marking & traffic sign boards, Road Furniture, Guard Stones, and Turfing was also carried out.

The Integrated Road Development (iRoad) programme is a mega infrastructure development project initiated by the Government to improve connectivity between rural areas, small and medium towns, and socioeconomic hubs; thereby increasing access, supporting inclusive rural development, and facilitating involvement of rural communities in National development. The first phase of the iRoad project focused on upgrading and maintaining around 3000km of rural roads across 06 provinces.

The project was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and comes under the purview of the Road Development Authority (RDA). The iRoad project also seeks to improve the capacity of road agencies with respect to road asset management, project management, and contract administration, and will play a catalytic role in the sustainable development of Sri Lanka.