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PHUKET: Phuket motorists heading northbound on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew are advised to plan for delays or use shortcuts, as resurfacing work continues along the busy stretch of road.

During yesterday’s evening rush hour the work caused a tailback several kilometers long on Thepkrasattri Road, extending all the way south into Sapam near Sapam Shrine.

The work also affected southbound traffic, causing a tailback from the Bangkhu junction (north end of the bypass road) past the Boat Lagoon Marina and Muslim Witthaya School.

The work is part of a three-month, 42-million-baht contract to improve the road from near the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the Phuket Town border to Srisoonthorn Temple, 12 kilometers to the north.

Phuket Highways District Deputy General Manager Sathaporn Sornchana said the work should be completed by the end of October and last about 10 years.

— News editor

 

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