Gov proposes new Patong-airport road

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura yesterday ordered the Phuket Provincial Highways Office (PPHO) to conduct a study into the feasibility of building a road between Phuket International Airport and Patong.

“Right now, a lot of properties are being developed along the main road from the airport [Route 402], and soon Phuket will have traffic congestion problems,” he said.

“The same happened in the Lad Prao area of Bangkok. When many properties were developed there, the number of cars and people in the area increased, causing the traffic congestion [that exists] there now.”

Gov Udomsak explained that he would like to see a more direct route from the airport to Patong, passing the Pearl Village Hotel at Nai Yang, Baan Sakoo, Baan Manik, the British Curriculum International School and Loch Palm Golf Club.

He added that he had discussed the proposal with Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak last week.

“If we get the go-ahead, the PPHO would build this road as a ‘tourism route’ – it will pass old tin mines and forests, and across the lagoons we could build beautiful bridges that would give the feeling that you are driving in an exotic country,” Gov Udomsak said.

Phuket News

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