Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Chalong Underpass to close for electrical works

Chalong Underpass to close for electrical works

PHUKET: Both lanes through the Chalong Underpass will be closed from 9am to 1pm tomorrow (Sept 11) while Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) carry out works to the electrical system in the tunnel.

constructiontransport
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 06:45PM


Chalong Underpass will be closed from 9am to 1pm tomorrow (Sept 11). Image: Phuket Highways Office

Chalong Underpass will be closed from 9am to 1pm tomorrow (Sept 11). Image: Phuket Highways Office

Phuket Highways Office Chief Somwang Lohamut told The Phuket News today that the tunnel closure is to allow PEA workers to “improve and fix the electricity monitor and meters” inside the underpass.

"It must be fixed because the previous work (to the electrics) allowed too much voltage through the system. This has affected the electrical system many times. The PEA must come to change the monitoring system and transformer again," Mr Somwang said.

Regarding several orange plastic poles separating traffic flow through the tunnel being knocked over by vehicles, creating a dangerous hazard inside the tunnel, Mr Somwang said, “Four of these barriers will be removed tomorrow while the underpass is closed for the PEA to complete their work.”

Laguna Golf Phuket

However, Mr Somwang added that he could not confirm whether the poles will be replaced tomorrow.

“I have ordered more barriers and we have been waiting for them to arrive at the Phuket Highways Office,” he said. Whether or not the poles had actually arrived, Mr Somwang would not say.

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.

CAPTCHA

Rorri_2 | 11 September 2019 - 12:16:43

Mr K, most of acknowledge that to "fix" something properly, the first time, means less money to be made, in the future... LOS, Land of Scams, already so many "troughs" to feed from, but they always want more, their greed is insatiable. 

Kurt | 10 September 2019 - 21:04:40

Many lights decorative lights poles are broken. These orange plastic separation poles not serve any purpose.  
They will be broken again and again by non driving license drivers.And ..again, why not do these work at night time, so the traffic get not disturbed? Again change the monitoring system and transformer?  What kind of a nonsense is this every time? can we just do it good in 1 time?

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Royal Rainmakers show Phuket’s reservoirs from the sky, to continue efforts

The estimated little to moderate rainfall over Phuket is just West Monsoon rainfall. It is the wet s...(Read More)


Royal Rainmakers show Phuket’s reservoirs from the sky, to continue efforts

That whole rain-making attempt above Phuket is a big joke. 1: The air above Phuket is to 'salty...(Read More)


Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

What actually is the role of 'product presenters' ( pretty boys and girls) on private partie...(Read More)


Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

The product presenters, 'friends' of the lady who was found dead in lobby, looked happy and ...(Read More)


Lilly, Thailand's Greta Thunberg, wages ‘war’ on plastic

US citizens were just as slovenly as Thais are now. Without a concerted, effective education and ad ...(Read More)


Phuket cleanup unveils tale of two beaches

Why hasn’t Surin beach been cleaned up. It’s a disgrace and what happened to redeveloping and ...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass cycling event to mark World Car Free Day

..due to illegal thai farmers fires. Even Chiang Mai Airport has to be closed sometimes due to thick...(Read More)


Phuket to hold mass cycling event to mark World Car Free Day

Sumatra, S'pore. Malaysia, southern Thai provinces suffer under a thick layer of SMOG due to far...(Read More)


Phuket water-supply pipeline from Phang Nga approved by Cabinet

Looks like the expert on everything can't decide for what year he want to predict a start for th...(Read More)


Woman killed as Phuket truck slams motorbike, brake failure blamed

how can you wear a black motorbike [black motorbike helmet - stupid mistake now fixed - thank you fo...(Read More)