The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Phuket runway road closed for B38mn widening

Phuket runway road closed for B38mn widening

PHUKET: The road parallel to the runway at Phuket International Airport (Route 4031) has been closed so that a private contractor can finish the long-awaited road-improvement project, which includes preventing landslides from spilling across the road and making it safer and wider.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 8 May 2021, 01:35PM

The road parallel to the runway will remain closed until all works are finished, which is expected to happen by November 1, says an official announcement signed by Samak Luedwonghat, Chief of the Phuket Highways Department.

The section closed stretches from Muk Dokkhao to Phuket International Airport in Mai Khao. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

“We apologise for any inconvenience while the work is being carried out,” the notice says.

Route 4031 made headlines in August 2016, when a landslide dangerously plunged downhill and across the road. No motorists were injured in the landslide, but the road was blocked by debris.

Thai Residential

In September 2019, a B71.32 million agreement was signed for upgrades to route 4031 and prevention of future landslides along the road.

The first part of the project was to reduce the slope and enhance the stability of the topsoil to prevent further landslides under a budget of B32.97mn. To do this the road was closed for four months, from Sept 1, 2020 to Dec 30.

The second part of the project (the one that has just started) is to expand a section of the road to two lanes each way and create a 1.5-meter-wide safety shoulder along one side of the road, under a budget of B38.35mn. This is to be done by November this year.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Krabi man dies after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine

Where is this vaccine produced and who owns the company?...(Read More)

Lower hopes for Phuket

All smoke and mirrors for the rest of the world. ...(Read More)

Krabi man dies after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine

Several European countries stopped with administering AstraZeneca, due to possible fatal risks as m...(Read More)

TAT Sandbox release clarifies key conditions, mystifies others

The rules for Thai certificate of Entrance (CEO) are completely focused on foreign tourists. What ab...(Read More)

Vaccines key to revive real estate market in tourism provinces

Phuket's 'domestic' property market was already over-saturated and of course is sufferin...(Read More)

Government defends B500bn executive loans decree

Since the Thai army coup in 2014, Thailand's finances are going down the drain. Debt after debt....(Read More)

Thais get to watch Euro 2020 for free

There's been a lot of controversy around the broadcast of Thailand's recent volleyball games...(Read More)

Phuket pubs, bars to stay closed for July 1 Sandbox reopening

Good tip from Kurt, if it is not printed in The Royal Gazette, it ain't happening. Every expert ...(Read More)

Phuket pubs, bars to stay closed for July 1 Sandbox reopening

It's not the bars, nor the alcohol, it's the prostitution that clusters are emerging from w...(Read More)