Minister Johnston inspects Southern Expressway extension work | Sunday Observer

Minister Johnston inspects Southern Expressway extension work

The road systems around highways should be widened considering future needs, Minister of Roads and Highways, Ports and Shipping, Johnston Fernando said during an inspection tour of the southern expressway extension work from Matara to Hambantota through Mattala, last week.

Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa was also present proposed the building of service areas with modern facilities and easy access for travellers.

He said such service areas would lead to the evolution of new towns and create job and business opportunities for villagers.The Minister advised officials to widen roads connecting highway interchanges with urban areas and also directed officials to fast track the construction work of the highway.

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