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27 March 2014 :: 16:03:47 pm 83484

New Phuket Road ‘should Help Ease Traffic’ at Central

The new road that will allow people heading north from Chalong and Rawai towards Kathu to bypass the current roadworks mayhem next to Central Festival Intersection is now officially open.
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PHUKET – March 25, 2014 : The new B19 million Muang Naka Rd was opened by Governor Maitri Inthusut, watched by representatives of the Anuphas Vividkarn Co, which donated the land, the Department of Rural Roads (DRR), which paid for it, Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwanpappana, OrBorJor President Paiboon Upatising and others involved.

Tiraporn Jirattanakorn, the director of the Phuket DRR, said, “Usually there are about 5,000 cars per day travelling from Chalong to Kathu (from both Chaofa West Rd and Vichit Songkram Rd).

“With the traffic at Central Festival very congested at present, especially because of the [underpass] construction, there was a need to reduce the amount of traffic on the main road by making a new one.”

Coming from the south, motorists can now travel along the Chao Fa City Rd, which branches off Chao Fa West Rd at the Honda showroom, then along the new road, and emerge on Wichit Songkram Rd, close to the Makro store.

The new concrete road is 1.25 kilometres long and seven metres wide, with a 2.5-meters pavement for pedestrians.

The governor said, “This road will help reduce the traffic at the Central Festival intersection.”

The governor also visited the Central Underpass site to learn about progress. He was told the project is about two thirds complete, and that the underpass should be ready for use at the end of June next year.

View the original story on The Phuket News

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