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Cars banned from travelling over Patong Hill from Kathu again

Cars banned from travelling over Patong Hill from Kathu again

PHUKET: All cars have been banned from travelling over Patong Hill from Kathu starting this Saturday night (Nov 12) due to safety concerns, Patong Municipality has announced.

By The Phuket News

Friday 11 November 2022, 11:48PM

Cars have been banned from Patong Hill (the lane going up the hill from Kathu) due to safety concerns. Photo: Patong Municipality

Cars have been banned from Patong Hill (the lane going up the hill from Kathu) due to safety concerns. Photo: Patong Municipality

The announcement declaring Patong Hill off-limits to all vehicles travelling from Kathu except for motorcycles was posted on Patong Municipality page on Facebook at 10.50pm today (Nov 11).

Patong Municipality explained that while road repairs were underway today, the soil under the road “moved out more” spurring safety concers.

Therefore for the safety of car users travelling up the hill from Kathu the road will be closed for cars from 00.01am Nov 12 onwards. Only motorcycles will be allowed to pass,” Patong Municipality announced in a notice.

Nothing has been said about when (or if) the road can be open for cars again. It is understood that saloon cars, pickups and vans still can travel over the hill from Patong to Kathu as the corresponding lane is further from the damaged section of the road than the one leading up the hill.

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The road over Patong Hill, technically Phra Barami Rd (Route 4029), was closed to all traffic after the landslide on Oct 19.

From Oct 26 motorcycles were allowed on the road in both directions. From Nov 4 the route was open for small cars traveling from Patong to Kathu.

In the most recent development, from Nov 10 saloon cars, vans and pickups were allowed to travel from Kathu to Patong as well. This has been changed with the Patong Municipality notice posted today (Nov 11).

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JohnC | 13 November 2022 - 10:17:50

As was expected by those with any common sense....

Kurt | 13 November 2022 - 09:08:43

Is there today ( 13Nov) any realistic time path update available about how/ what/time line of Patong Hill Rd repair/reconstruction? Besides funny opening/closing of lanes and backshoe(s) show down there, Phuket residents should by now hear about a logic/realistic time path until this Road opens again. Perhaps 6-8 months from now? (before next monsoon season)

Kurt | 12 November 2022 - 11:43:44

The present Kata Hill repairs holds a next future road disaster of the scale of Patong Hill. A very simple analyse, seeing the lack of strenght in reconstructing the Kata Hill location. It's also done without a eye for the surrounding hills stability.

Nasa12 | 12 November 2022 - 10:04:42

Quite as expected, and greater pressure on the chalong kata road.  This whole side of the mountain starts to slope downwards, so this new wall of 10 cm will not help much.  also a lot of illegal logging on this site now.

Kurt | 12 November 2022 - 10:00:24

In 36 hrs time a 4 times change in Governments Patong Hill traffic policy. Guess all geologic professionals are gone now. Further now up to Governor.  Oei. A job very different from professional Merit doing.

Kurt | 12 November 2022 - 09:04:50

"Soil under the road moved out more". Anyone surprised, despite the analyses of Thai 'professionals' that it was safe to play/fool with opening outerlane more and more? As there is a lot of water inside the hill the road soil was never stable without outer vertical support construction. The initiatve to allow cars up and down was a stupid one, not professional such dangerous tryi...

Prab | 12 November 2022 - 08:13:28

and tomorrow will be safe once again..and so on...


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