Phuket road projects update

Phuket road projects update

Phuket road projects updatePhuket Highway Office Director – Samak Leardwonghad recently held a meeting to provide an update regarding the proposed Samkong – Tesco Lotus Underpass. At the meeting he said “We have now awarded the contracts to the relevant construction companies who are to carry out the work on the 4 lane Samkong – Tesco Lotus Underpass project. Contracts are due to be signed on 5th July 2013 and drilling will commence in September. The contractors have advised us it will take 720 days to complete the underpass and will use a budget of 850 million baht.”

He also added “As for updates on other proposed projects, with regards to the traffic problems at the Chalong Circle, it is planned that a 120 day survey be carried out at the intersection from July-October 2013; this will enable us to study about the direction of the traffic and to survey the area for possible designs. Following this, environmental impact assessments will have to be carried out and then we can select a proposed project, which is most likely to be a tunnel.”


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