The Highway Department has built and launched a new bike lane in Phetchaburi’s Nong Ya Plong district to make it safer for tourists to visit Kaeng Krachan Dam and King Rama IX’s development project in the province.
Nathee Kwanpae, director of the Samut Songkram Highway Area, said the new 5.12-kilometre-long bike lane was opened on April 28 and built for Bt22 million.
The lane parallels highway No. 3510 on the left side and has two lanes, each 1.5 metres wide.
Nathee said the department decided to separate bicyclists from the highway due to the high volume of cyclists previously using the highway on weekends to visit Kaeng Krachan Dam and the tapioca plantation development project under King Rama IX’s initiative.
He said tourists could also use the new bike lane from the kilometre marker 20+800 to 25+921 to visit a hot spring in Tambon Yang Nam Klad Nua.
The department in April 2017 opened a 6.5-km bike lane built in parallel with the 3510 highway from the kilometre marker 14+300 to 20+800.