E01 expressway (Sri Lanka)

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 E01 
Southern Expressway
Colombo - Matara Expressway
Route information
Maintained by the Road Development Authority
Length: 128 km (80 mi)
Existed: 27 November 2011 (2011-11-27) – present
History: Kottawa-Galle section Opened on 27 November 2011
Galle-Matara section Opened on 15 March 2014
Major junctions
North end: Kottawa  A4  - Start of  E02  Colombo Outer Circular Expressway
 

Exit 2 → B84 in Kahathuduwa - Start of  E06  Ruwanpura Expressway
Exit 3 →  A8  in Gelanigama
Exit 4 → B304 in Dodangoda
Exit 5 → B157 in Welipanna
Exit 6 → B14 in Elpitiya
Exit 7 → B153 in Baddegama
Exit 8 → B594 in Pinnaduwa
Exit 9 →  A17  in Imaduwa

Exit 10 → B465 in Kokmaduwa
South end: Godagama  A24 
Location
Towns: Panadura, Kalutara, Matugama, Bentota, Elpitiya, Ambalangoda, Galle, Matara
Highway system
Expressways of Sri Lanka

The Southern Expressway, also known as the Southern Lanka Distributor (Sinhala: දක්ෂිණ ලංකා අධිවේගි මාර්ගය, Tamil: தென்னிலங்கை அதிவேக நெடுஞ்சாலை) is Sri Lanka's first E Class highway. The 126 km (78 mi) long highway links the Sri Lankan capital Colombo with Galle and Matara, major cities in the south of the island. Construction of the highway began in 2006 and completion up to Galle was done in November 2011. Later in March 2014, the section from Galle to Matara was declared open for the public. The expressway currently reduces the time taken to travel from Colombo to Galle (116 km) to one hour from three hours and Colombo to Matara (161 km) to one and half hours from four hours taken by the regular A2 highway.

Intersections[edit]

Location km Exit Name Destinations Notes
0.0 1 Kottawa  A4  – Kottawa (1.8 km), Maharagama (6.3 km), Nugegoda (11.3 km), Colombo (20.6 km), Ratnapura (79.1 km), Avissawella (37 km), Homagama (2.2 km) The start of the expressway; a continuation of the  E02  Colombo Outer Circular Expressway
5.9 2 Kahathuduwa B084 – Kasbawa (5.8 km), Piliyandala (8.1 km), Colombo (25.7 km), Horana (12.3 km), Ingiriya (25.9 km), Ratnapura (63.5 km) This intersection will be the beginning point of  E06  Ruwanpura Expressway, Which will connect Rathnapura to the national expressway network.It will be opened in 2019.
13.7 3 Gelanigama  A8  – Bandaragama (1.8 km), Panadura (11.6 km), Horana (6.9 km), Ingiriya (20.4 km), Ratnapura (58.1 km)
34.8 4 Dodangoda B304 – Nagoda (11.5 km), Kalutara (17.0 km), Matugama (5.5 km), Agalawatte (11.3 km)
46.0 5 Welipanna B157 – Aluthgama (10.3 km), Matugama (11.5 km), Agalawatte (17.5 km)
67.6 6 Kurundugahahetekma B014 – Elpitiya (3.8 km), Karandeniya (6.0 km), Batapola (7.0 km), Ambalangoda (13.2 km), Balapitiya (13.5 km)
79.8 7 Baddegama B153 – Baddegama (1.5 km), Hikkaduwa (12.8 km), Nil Hena (2.4 km), Udugama (20.8 km)
95.3 8 Pinnaduwa B594 – Galle (8.4 km) Contains the 6-kilometre (3.7 mi) Galle Access road
9 Imaduwa  A17  – Deniyaya, Ahangama, Dikkumbura
10 Kokmaduwa B465 – Weligama
11 Godagama  A24  – Matara The end of the expressway; there are proposals for it to be extended up to Hambantota
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Earnings and Traffic volumes[edit]

Year since opening Annual Earnings (Billion)Rs Average Daily Earnings (USD) Annual Traffic Volume(Million) Average Daily Traffic volume ROI on capital (Billion) Rs Earning per KM (USD)
2012 0.975 $21,000 3.3[1] 9000 -125.25 $80,500
2013 - -
2014 - -

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