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Talks to alleviate traffic at Heroines Monument underway

Talks to alleviate traffic at Heroines Monument underway

PHUKET: Authorities in Phuket today (July 20) confirmed that talks are underway in regards to easing the traffic flow at the Heroines Monument in Thalang.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 20 July 2021, 04:14PM

The discussion took place at a meeting presided over by Phuket Vice Governor Pichet Panapong at Royal Phuket City hotel yesterday.

Talks centred around the need for the heavy traffic flow that passes by the Monument on a daily basis to be addressed. A potential construction project involving a revised intersection was confirmed as being raised.

V/Gov Pichet explained that the talks were initiated by the Department of Highways who are seeking to relieve the traffic problems and reduce the number of accidents that regularly occur in the area.

“Right now, there are many sections on the roads in Phuket where the traffic is jammed and accidents frequently happen,” V/Gov Pichet said.

“The Heroines Monument circle is certainly one of them,” he added.

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V/Gov Pichet went on to say that alleviating traffic issues would also be a positive for when tourists return and present Phuket as a more enjoyable location to visit.

“The meeting addressed these issues and highlighted the necessity of a project to overcome the problems.

“It was important to listen to all points of view, from officials, from local residents. The key is establishing a dialogue built on cooperation with minimal negativity,” V/Gov Pichet concluded.

It was not confirmed when the next round of talks are scheduled for, how much the project may cost or when work could possibly start.

The Heroines Monument is situated on the roundabout located on the intersection point of Thepkrasattri Rd (Route 402) and the road to Pa Khlok (Route 4027), one of the busiest areas of road on the island.

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ematt | 21 July 2021 - 14:31:51

"All Thais" this, "all Thais" that.... These are the perennial comments from the bitter, alienated, failure-to-adapt crowd. With an attitude like that, it is little wonder they feel unwelcome here.

Wiesel | 21 July 2021 - 12:04:11

@JohnC. 99%?? Where do you have this statistic from? Or does it just comes from your racist mind?

maverick | 21 July 2021 - 11:24:28

Highrider@ nor do Americans but we don’t hold that against them - the Poms forgot to teach them before they left

Kurt | 21 July 2021 - 10:21:40

@Shwe, lets wait and see. Probably soon a committee, with budget, to study why some drivers want to drive not around but straight through the monument and get stopped by barriers. Hope they can find out more than just the 'falling asleep' habits during driving on one of Phuket busiest roads.

JohnC | 21 July 2021 - 09:00:34

@wieselmouth. It is not racist to speak the truth. 99% of locals do not know how to use a roundabout properly, and arrogant tossers like you who flaunt the law just make it worse. I would tell you to go where you came from but I'm sure they don't want you there either.

Shwe | 21 July 2021 - 08:53:22

Nothing will happen, just more meetings and talk

Kurt | 21 July 2021 - 00:25:22

Indeed, there are 2 options. 1: Transfer the monument to Thalang, as Fascinated suggested. Great location for Merit making. There should be no longer a monument at centerpoint of one of the busiest traffic locations. 2: make a North-South underpass.  By the way, accidents around the monument just happen because of stupid driving.

Wiesel | 20 July 2021 - 23:53:08

@ Hochreiter: stupid racist comment. Just go where you come from.

highrider | 20 July 2021 - 22:38:24

Thais don't know how to use roundabouts, that's the problem. 

Fascinated | 20 July 2021 - 19:04:51

Its not Rocket Science- move the  monument to the Battleground Park in Thalang. Far safer for anyone wishing to make merit and there's plenty of room for it and parking. 'Honda land' is just sat fallow up the road as well. Its like Russian Roulette trying to use it when it is open as a roundabout. Underpasses will be a pain whilst being built but are the best solution.


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