B37m to tackle traffic near Heroines’ Monument

SRISOONTHORN, PHUKET: Srisoonthorn Tambon Administration Organization (OrBorTor) has received a budget of 37 million baht to expand the Heroines’ Monument roundabout and improve roads in the area. Work is expected to start in late April.

Srisoonthorn OrBorTor President Thamrong Tantiwiwachakul said, “With the Heroines’ Monument located on the main road in and out of Phuket City, there are a large number of vehicles traveling past and there are problems with people walking across the road to pay homage to the monument. This means there are constant traffic problems.”

The OrBorTor has received an allocation of 27 million baht from the governor’s office and 10 million baht from the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (OrBorJor) to fix the problems, Mr Thamrong said.

Of the 27 million baht from the governor’s office, some will be used to enlarge the roundabout and improve the surrounding landscape. The remainder will be earmarked for improving the road from the monument to Pa Khlok, including the construction of roadside drainage ditches, sidewalks and a rest area for motorists.

Ten companies have already taken out the bid plans, Mr Thamrong said.

The 10 million baht from the OrBorJor will be used to widen Srisoonthorn Rd by six meters on each side, making it a four-lane road starting 500 meters from the monument.

Bidding will take place this month and work is expected to begin in late April, Mr Thamrong said.

In a related story, the OrBorJor has already begun work to fix the sign at the Heroines Monument that was damaged when it was hit by a Kajonkietsuksa School bus on the night of December 16. That story can be found here.

Phuket News

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