Samkong Underpass to be closed for maintenance, completion pushed to October end

PHUKET: The Samkong Underpass is to be closed from 10pm today until 4am tomorrow for electrical maintenance and installation.

Motorists are only allowed to use the road above the underpass during this time slot.

“We have also installed signs at the junction to notify motorists,” said Chalermpol Wongkiattikun, the project engineer from the Department of Highways.

“The underpass is expected to be finished by October 31. We still have some work to finish, such as painting the lines on the roads,” he added.

Starting from January 22 this year, the construction company Wiwat Construction Co Ltd has been fined 2 million baht per day for every day that the project is delayed (story here).

The company last announced that the project would be completed by then end of August (story here), following several previous delays in April, June, July and mid-August.

— Kongleaphy Keam

Phuket News

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