Somkiet Yimpong, Project Manager at the Phuket office of the Highways Department, confirmed this morning (May 11) that power outage will be in effect from 5am to 6:30pm.
The need to move the power lines may require also require workers to close traffic lanes past the work site so that workers can continue to move the power cables safely, he warned.
“We might not need to close traffic lanes, but we will if we need to for safety,” he said.
The work is being coordinated with the Phuket Provincial Electricity Authority (PPEA), who staff will be moving 115kv lines from Chalong Circle to the HomePro shopping centre, Mr Somkiet explained.
The areas to be affected by the blackout range from Soi Bang Rae on Chao Fa West Rd to the Chalong Long Stay Resort on Patak Rd, and also include:
1) Soi Yod Sane, Soi Yod Sanae 1
2) Soi Chaofa 49
3) Soi Ananyada Garden Hill housing estate
4) Soi Prattana
5) Soi Anusorn
6) Soi Maeamphan / Soi Delux condo
Mr Somkiet confirmed the construction of the underpass is now proceeding well, with the project now 45% complete.
“We past the 40% complete milestone in March. We are confident the underpass will be complete by April next year,” he said.
“In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience caused while the construction continues,” Mr Somkiet added.
For more information call PEA 076-521-191, 076-521-099 of the PEA Call Centre at 1129.