The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has announced the construction of a 342.5-km long, six-lane, access-controlled greenfield highway in Sri Sathya Sai district. The project, which is worth ₹912.4 crore, will be developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana phase-1 and will connect Koduru to Vanavolu of NH-544G Bengaluru-Vijayawada Economic Corridor. The project will be divided into 14 packages, and it will be developed in the stretch from Kodikonda check post to Muppavaram greenfield.
Additionally, the widening of two lanes with paved shoulders of Sangameswaram-Nallakaluva and Velugodu-Nandyal section of NH-167K has been approved under the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) model and will be taken up at a cost of ₹776.17 crore under the 2022-23 plans. This new road will significantly reduce the distance from Kalwakurthy to the important commercial center of Nandyal and other destinations by about 80 km, thus saving travel time as well as vehicle operational costs. It will also help divert traffic from NH-44 to this new project road, as Nandyal is an important trading center for agricultural and forest products, being closer to the Nallamala region.