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ADB Funded Third Road Improvement Project
ADB Funded Third Road Improvement Project – Construction Supervision of LCB Component
Client: Road Development Authority
Client Address: Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Source of Funding: ADB
Approx. Value Contract: USD 3.9 million
Approx. Value of Services: USD 1.44 million
Location: Kandy, Kurunegala and Katugastota
Start Date: December 1995
End Date: September 2002
Duration of Assignment: 81 months
Name of Associated Consultants: SMEC International Pty Ltd Australia
Description of the Project: Project to rehabilitate the Peradeniya - Gampola, Kurunegala - Padeniya and Katugastota - Matale roads covering a total of 80 km through domestic contractors. The project also includes 3 medium sized bridges and several retaining structures.
Scope of Work:
  • The Consultants reviewed designs prepared by previous consultants, prepared designs / drawings & estimates for selected sections based on fresh traffic surveys.
  • Evaluated & approved material sources, contractors Work Programs & installations.
  • Carried out construction supervision involving widening of carriageway and structures, improving horizontal alignment of pavement using a combination of dry bound and penetration macadam with a final surfacing of asphalt concrete and monitoring & testing of quality of works.
  • Supervised improving base and sub base, trimming and levelling of shoulders, improving embankment, provision of drains, access facilities, enlarging junctions, construction of roundabouts and provision of road markings.
  • Carried out computing of quantities, evaluating and certifying progress claims / variations, preparing progress reports and issuing taking over certificates.
  • The Mechanical Engineer provided on the job training to local contractor’s staff on the operation and maintenance of asphalt plants. In addition, training was provided on the testing of materials and quality control of works.