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Southern Transport Development Project Stage 2
ADB Funded Southern Transport Development Project – Design Review & Construction Supervision – Stage 2 (Kurundugahahetakma – Pinnaduwa)
Client: Road Development Authority
Client Address: Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Source of Funding: Asian Development Bank
Approx. Value Contract: USD 4.5 million
Approx. Value of Services: USD 1.3 million
Location: Kurundugahahetakma – Pinnaduwa
Start Date: January 2009
End Date: March 2012
Duration of Assignment: 36 Months
Name of Associated Consultants: Roughton International, UK
Description of the Project: The first stage of the project was to design and construct a 60 km 2 lane expressway. During the first stage of the project it was decided to widen the road to a 4-lane 30 km highway from Kurundugahahetekma to Pinnaduwa. Therefore, ADB funds were provided to construct a 30km four lane access controlled highway.
Scope of Work: From January 2009, ECL was engaged in construction supervision of 30 km of the 4-lane expressway and carried out following work:
  • Involved in comprehensive day to day construction supervision, comprising checking & approving contractor’s implementation program / work plans / methodology, checking on contractor’s setting out, issuing site instructions and ensuring works are done in line with the Civil Works contract.
  • Supervised activities of the site laboratories, checked work program for all quarries & was responsible for borrowing pits and ensuring materials meet specifications.
  • Assisted in utility relocation and coordinated with utility organizations, monitored progress of work.
  • Approved contractor’s measurements & payment claims, recorded results of measurements, prepared variation orders, carried out price negotiations and evaluated all additional payment claims.
  • Involved in administering completion of contract, checking and certifying as-built drawings, checking and certifying al final claims and prepared progress reports.
  • Involved in ensuring adherence to environmental monitoring program and monitored land acquisition and re-settlement activities.
  • Provided on-the–job training for RDA Engineers.