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Road over Kata Hill dangerously damaged by heavy rains

Road over Kata Hill dangerously damaged by heavy rains

PHUKET: Motorists are urged to exercise caution while driving westbound over Kata Hill after heavy rains washed away the earth supporting the outer westbound lane, leaving the road heavily damaged.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 15 October 2020, 10:16AM

The outer part of the westbound lane  has started to collapse.

The outer lane has been closed, allowing only one lane of traffic through from Chalong to Kata.

Phuket Highways Office Chief Somwang Lohanut told The Phuket News this morning (Oct 15) that officers first noticed damage to the road on Saturday (Oct 10). 

“The collapse now stretches about 50 metres along the outer westbound lane of the road. Heavy rain washed away the earth supporting the road, leading to the collapse,” he said.


“Officers from Rawai Municipality have already closed the lane off with traffic cones. At this stage, only one lane of the road is open to traffic, and we will ask for emergency funds to repair the collapsed area,” Mr Somwang added.

“In the next fiscal year, we will ask for a maintenance budget especially for this area,” he said.

“Please drive carefully on the road, we will repair it as soon as possible,” Mr Somwang urged.

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goldwing | 17 October 2020 - 10:38:13

Kurt, the search for a skilled contractor could take years. In fact Skilled contractor is an oxymoron in Thailand

charles | 16 October 2020 - 14:38:55

strange though that this particular section had been coned of the week prior as work was being done along this stretch, sounds like whoever was working here screwed up 

LALALA | 16 October 2020 - 10:27:14

You nailed it Big A...thats how money is made and brown envelopes are circulating...there is no interest to build anything sustainable as than no maintenance work needed.

BigA | 16 October 2020 - 04:33:16

Do the same people ( company)who build the road also repair them and also get paid ? Again and again !

timhouston | 15 October 2020 - 13:56:18

and they want to go to space...

Kurt | 15 October 2020 - 13:15:31

And the rain continues to wash away the earth supporting the left over of the road. 1 More week, and the complete road has to be closed, actually should be closed already for busses, trucks and lorries. How long for repair budget study, - requiring and searching for a skilled constructor. In mean time further flush away below the road deck. 

LALALA | 15 October 2020 - 10:55:55

Another piece of Thai ,engineering,...LOL...normally you use press piles here to support the road at outer edge....but hey in LOS earth will do it..simply ridiculous...would be interesting to see the tender for this road.


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