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Blackout, lane closures as Chalong Underpass construction gains ground

PHUKET: An all-day power blackout will affect the area around the Chalong Underpass as workers move high-voltage power cables along Chao Fa West Rd north of Chalong Circle on Sunday (May 13).

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Author: Chutharat Plerin

Friday 11 May 2018, 10:52AM


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:

include:

1) Soi Yod Sane, Soi Yod Sanae 1

2) Soi Chaofa 49

QSI International School Phuket

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.

 

 

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Jor12 | 11 May 2018 - 21:59:14

No...it\'s a developing country.

Nasa12 | 11 May 2018 - 14:37:36

# Yes ...  But look at the equipment they use, this equipment was used in the 1950s in Europe. It is simply embarrassing to Thailand and it proves again that Thailand is still a U country and not a Industrial Country as they try and be.

Kurt | 11 May 2018 - 13:23:31

And as usual here, just the easy 45% parts are done. Was in March 40%. So just 5% in last 2 months
The left 55% to do are more difficult and time consuming
Astonishing that such a project is not done with 7 x 24 hours work weekly
Working hours like school hours.Amazing Phuket
Planning a construction time difficult,calculating commission easy

Asterix | 11 May 2018 - 11:38:34

The initial construction contract commenced on 28 July 2015, with a completion date set for 14 September 2017.

Today, Friday 11 May 2018, it is only 40% done.

So, 3 years for 40% means they will need 4 years more to achieve 100% of the whole project at the speed they work.

Am-I right or not?

marcher | 11 May 2018 - 11:06:35

I thought they delayed the start of the contract a few years ago to do this? Optimistic comments made. The whole place looks a complete mess

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