560m Bangkok underpass opens

national December 13, 2018 22:00

By The Nation

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A 560-metre-long underpass along Bangkok’s Krungthep Kreetha Road was officially opened to traffic on Thursday.



The underpass aims to alleviate congestion in eastern Bangkok, said Bangkok Metropolitan Administration governor Pol General Aswin Kwangmuang, who presided over the opening ceremony.

The four-lane underpass from Khlong Lam Sali Bridge to Soi Krungthep Kreetha 9 was part of the second phase of the 12km Srinakharin-Romklao Road construction project, which has been divided into seven phases, with only the elevated six-lane road between the Kanchanapisek overpass yet to be completed. It is reportedly 59 per cent complete and should be open in March 2019, according to the authorities.