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Southern Transport Development Project Stage 1
ADB Funded Southern Transport Development Project – Design Review & Construction Supervision – Stage 1 (Kurundugahahetakma – Godagama)
Client: Road Development Authority
Client Address: Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Source of Funding: USAID
Approx. Value Contract: USD 7.3 million
Approx. Value of Services: USD 292,500
Location: Kurundugahahetakma – Godagama
Start Date: December 2002
End Date: January 2009
Duration of Assignment: 93 months
Name of Associated Consultants: Halcrow, UK
Roughton International, UK
Description of the Project: The initial scope of a 60 km single carriageway limited access road with a 6 km Galle Port access road was restructured during implementation as a construction of a 30km four lane, access controlled highway with a new 6 km road link to Galle. Connecting roads of 4 km and 37 km of other local road improvement and re alignment were effected under this project. Work included major multi span reinforced or pre stressed concrete river crossings, reinforced concrete single span bridge type under passes, large span multi plate corrugated steel structures or reinforced concrete portal frame structures, single lane under pass structures of reinforced soil / corrugated metal arch / reinforced concrete box structures, drainage culverts, road side drains, earth retaining structures, rest areas, earth works comprising excavation of about 3 million cu.m of earth, 2.5 million cu.m of rock, asphalt concrete pavement, road furniture, traffic control devices, road markings, landscaping, street lighting at interchanges.
Scope of Work:
  • Assisted in reviewing and approving designs prepared by the contractors for 60 km 2 lane expressway and all structures Provided specific geotechnical inputs for soft ground treatment and embankment construction.
  • Provided day to day construction supervision of the 30km of expressway comprising comprehensive checking & approval of contractor’s implementation program / work plans / methodology for execution of works, checking on contractor’s setting out, ensuring works are executed in accordance with the Civil Works contract.
  • Inspected all installations, supervising day to day activities of the site laboratories, checking work program for all quarries & borrow pits and ensuring materials meet specifications.
  • Approved contractors measurements, payment claims and certification, recording results of all measurements, preparing variation orders, issuing site instructions, checking & approving working drawings, carrying out price negotiations, evaluating all additional payment claims, and administering completion of contracts. Assisted in utility relocation and coordinated with utility organizations.
  • Carried out progress monitoring of works, ensuring adherence to environmental monitoring program and monitor land acquisition and re settlement activities and prepared progress reports Provided on the Job training to RDA Engineers.