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Phuket underpass to close next week for flood-prevention cleaning

PHUKET: The Samkong Underpass will be closed to traffic for more than a day next week as workers move in to clean the tunnel and clear all debris from the drains, the Phuket Highways Office has announced.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 27 April 2018, 04:39PM


The huge cleaning exercise aims to prevent the Samkong Underpass from flooding, as seen here in November last year. Photo: Peeraphun Kongkhum

The huge cleaning exercise aims to prevent the Samkong Underpass from flooding, as seen here in November last year. Photo: Peeraphun Kongkhum

The extensive 33-hour cleaning effort will see the tunnel closed to traffic in both directions from 8pm Monday night (April 30) through to 5am Wednesday (May 2), explained Phuket Highways Chief Somwong Lohanut.

The work is being carried out ahead of heavy monsoon rains.

Specifically, the clearing of all litter and rubbish from the drains will help to prevent flooding during especially heavy downpours in the coming months.

Highways Chief Mr Somwong added that workers will take the opportunity of the tunnel being closed to also clean the manholes dotted throughout the tunnel.

 

 

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Kurt | 27 April 2018 - 18:26:01

Oh oh, what a non needed bla bla and ..'We do things show"..

Why not just like in smart countries close the underpasses weekly at different days from 01:00 Am till 06:00 Am and clean, clean, repair, repair?
It that so difficult to understand?
What kind of thai 'managers' are in charge? Office hour tigers?
Prevent need of clearing/repairs, be ahead of it, just do maintenance ...

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