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Airport runway road to close for four months

Airport runway road to close for four months

PHUKET: The road that runs parallel to the runway at Phuket International Airport (Route 4031) will be closed for four months, from Sept 1 to Dec 30, while the work is carried out to prevent landslides from collapsing onto the road, again.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 28 August 2020, 03:14PM


The B71 million project follows a landslide dangerously falling onto the road in 2016. Photo: The Phuket News / file

The B71 million project follows a landslide dangerously falling onto the road in 2016. Photo: The Phuket News / file

Contractor Morakot Chumphon Construction Co Ltd will remove large rocks and soil near the flight control tower and construct a retaining wall along the section of road where a landslide in 2016 dangerously plunged downhill and across the road. No motorists were injured in the landslide.

The project to carry out landslide-prevention earthworks and build a retaining wall at the site will cost B32.9 million under a 180-day construction contract, Phuket Highways Office Chief Somwang Lohamut explained in an announcement released today (Aug 28).

Chief Somwang apologised for any inconvenience caused during the road closure. 

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The B32.9mn project was announced in September last year, as part of a two-part project costing B71mn in total.

A second part of the same project, costing a separate B38.35mn, will expand the road to two lanes each way for 350 metres, and create a 1.5-metre-wide safety shoulder along one side of the road.

 

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JohnC | 29 August 2020 - 09:46:17

Finally! Was wondering if they were ever going to make that road safer to use. I remember when it was the only main road to the airport, it was chaotic being mostly one lane.

 

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