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PHUKET: The Phuket Highways Office (PHO) secured 22 million baht to permanently fix a large, notoriously derelict section of Patong Hill road, PHO Director Samak Luedwonghad announced yesterday.

“Patong Hill road in undergoing permanent restoration [story here]. A contract was signed on May 15, and the repairs are expected to be completed by October 12,” Mr Samak told the Phuket Gazette.

The section of road, just west of the Chinese shrine at the top of the hill, was first washed away by heavy rains in 2011 and then again in September 2102 (story here).

Several million baht was previously used to temporarily shore up the section of road until the budget for permanent solution was approved, Mr Samak said (story here).

“Once it is completed, it will last at least 20 years,” he added.

Mr Samak advised motorist to seek alternative routes to ease traffic congestion during construction.

— Chutharat Plerin

 

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