The New Kelani Bridge, also known as the ‘Golden Gate Kalyani’ bridge, will be closed under three phases starting from today (Dec. 01), according to the Road Development Authority (RDA).

In a communiqué, the Ministry of Transport and Highways said that as construction work on the New Kelani Bridge has been completed, it has reached the point where all responsibilities related to the project have to be reviewed before releasing the contracted company and on some instances certain changes would be required to be carried out by the contractor.

The ministry said that even now the bridge can be used without any risks and it can continue to be used in such manner, however  that they wish to carry out the process as per the stipulations in the contract. 

Accordingly, the New Kelani Bridge is to be closed under the following three phases due to essential modernization activities while motorists are advised to use alternate routes during these durations:

Phase 01 – From 9.00 p.m. on December 01 (Friday) to 6.00 a.m. on December 04 (Monday)

Phase 02 – From 9.00 p.m. on December 08 (Friday) to 6.00 a.m. on December 11 (Monday)

Phase 02 – From 9.00 p.m. on December 15 (Friday) to 6.00 a.m. on December 18 (Monday)