Extension of Southern Expressway Project (ESEP)
Funded By: Exim Bank of China
 
Location / Road
Length
Width
Commencement
date
Target Completion Date
Physical Progress
Description
 Matara to Beliatta (Section 1)
30 km
24.4 m
19 Jan. 2016
18 July 2019
Physical Progress 28.71%

(Progress as at
30 June 2017)

Brief Description of the Project
Introduction
Construction of Extension of Southern Expressway (ESEP) from Matara to Hambantota including Expressway link to Mattala (96km) has already been commenced. Construction of 96km long four lane Expressway split into four sections namely Matara – Beliatta (30km), Beliatta – Wetiya (26km), Wetiya – Andarawewa (15km) and Mattala – Hambantota via Andarawewa (25km). The expressway section from Matara to Beliatta (Ch.0+000 – Ch.30+000) is under the Extension of Southern Expressway Section 1.

Project Scope – ESEP Section 1
1. Length of the Expressway - 30km
2. Nos. of Interchanges - 3 nos
3. Viaduct Length - 9.997km
4. Nos. of Underpasses - 28 nos
5. Nos. of Overpasses - 8 nos
6. Nos. of Bridges - 8 nos
7. Nos. of Box Culverts - 79 nos
8. Cut length - LHS 7.70 km and RHS 7.83 km
9. Fill length - LHS 12.44 km and RHS 12.23 Km

Current Major Activities
1. Viaduct Construction (Piling works, Construction of Tie Beam, Pier Columns, Capping Beam and T-Girder Casting and launching).
2. Earth works
3. Soft Ground Improvements
4. Bridges, Underpasses & Culvert Construction

 Beliatta to Wetiya (Section 2)
26 km
24.4 m
28 Oct. 2016
27 Oct. 2019
Physical Progress – 28.58%
(Progress as at
31 Dec. 2017)
Construction of 4 lane expressway according to the International standards
 Wetiya to Andarawewa (Section 3)
15 km
2 way, 4 lane expressway with each 3.6 m width
25 Jan. 2016
24 Nov. 2018
Physical Progress 50.53%
(Progress as at
31 Dec. 2017)
Construction of 15 km 2 way 4 lane expressway section from Wetiya to Andarawewa including 2 interchanges at Wetiya and Sooriyawewa. Other than that culverts, underpasses, overpasses, viaduct for Walawe bridge and toll facilities are included.
Hambanthota to Mattala via Andarawewa (Section 4)
25 km (Approximately)
Initial outer 4 lane expressway comprises of each 3.6 m wide lanes, 2.5m wide outer hard shoulder, 0.75m wide inner hard shoulder and 0.75m verge on either side with 2.0m wide center median. Construction of embankments, cutting and sub structures of bridges, viaducts etc. where 6 lane facilities is required in future, will be with the provision for expanding to 6 lanes.
19 Jan. 2016
18 Jan. 2019

Physical Progress 62.07%

(Progress as at
31 Dec. 2017)

Scope of Works
1. No. of Viaducts: 02 No.s (0.87 km)
2. No. of Interchanges: 01 No.s
3. No. of Bridges: 06 No.s
4. No. of Bridge Underpasses: 02 No.s
5. No. of Overpasses: 02 No.s
6. No. of Culvert Underpasses: 09 No.s
7. No. of Box Culverts: 62 No.s
8. Cut length: 4.17 km
9. Fill length: 18.38 km
 
 
 
Project Photographs:
Section 1, 2, 3 & 4
as at January 2016

Section 1 (as at Jan.2016)

Section 1 (as at Jan.2016)

Section 2 (as at Jan.2016)

Section 3 (as at Jan.2016)

Section 4
 
Section 1 - Progress Photographs  
Progress as at
31 December 2016

   
           
Progress as at
30 June 2017

   
  Spun Concrete Pile Trial at Ramp E of IC-1 Construction of Box Culv ert and Underpass at Ch. 15+774 & 15+784 Viaduct    
 
Section 2 - Progress Photographs  
Progress as at
31 December 2017

 
  Embankment Filling Culvert construction  
 

 
  Underpass construction Bridge pile boring Roadway excavation  
 
Section 3 - Progress Photographs  
Progress as at
31 December 2017

 
Soil excavation from CH. (68+700 69+240)
Construction work at Wetiya Interchange
Progressing of Construction Works at Walawe Bridge
Progressing of Turfing Work from CH. (65+000-65+400)
Progressing of ABC Construction Works at CH. (64+500 64+600)
           
 

  Back filling of Underpass at CH. 62+414 Rock blasting from CH. (65+650 65+900) Embankment Construction work from CH.(64+200-64+400) Laying of Asphalt concrete binder course at CH. (61+360-61+568) Commencement of Road work of other Major Roads (HR-6, HR-10 & HR-21)
 
Section 4 - Progress Photographs
Progress as at
31 December 2016

 

   
           
Progress as at
31 March 2017
   
 
Viaduct 01-Construction
Viaduct 02-Construction Embankment Filling    
           
Progress as at
30 Sep. 2017
 
Viaduct 01
Viaduct 02 CH 4+580 Underpass Andarawewa Interchange Area CH 12+600 to CH 13+000
Embankment Construction
           
Progress as at
31 Dec. 2017
 
ABC Laying CH 1+650
Binder Course CH 11+900 Culvert Construction (CH 0+148 (3 Cell 5x4) Bridge Construction BRI-4 (A0+859) Bridge Construction BRO-02 (CH 2+072) Overpass Bridge