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Old November 23rd, 2015, 10:55 PM   #461
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Old November 24th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #462
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After double track railways, HSR and mass transit, the Department of Highways yesterday revealed the motorways network plans, which will begin construction early next year.

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THE Department of Highways yesterday revealed its new Bt2.1-trillion 20-year plan to develop the motorway network, expecting these investments to have a multiplier effect by more than two times worth Bt5.7 trillion for the economy.

"The plan is aimed at serving higher demand for travel and logistics transport, especially for tourist destinations and cross-border areas," said Anon Luangboriboon, deputy director-general of the Highways Department.

At the third public hearing held by the Highways Department of the Transport Ministry in Bangkok yesterday, TLT Consultants Co, the project manager of a study, briefed some 200 representatives of the state and private sectors on the latest motorway-network planning.

The development plan for 2016-36 will cover 21 routes with a combined length of 6,612 kilometres. It will be in line with the country's 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-16).

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) gross cost scheme will be used as the investment model - a model in which the state will bear the risks instead of private investors. Infrastructure funds will be a source of money apart from the fiscal budget, said Vasu Chaisuk, traffic and transport engineer of TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co.

"In 20 years so far, we have developed only 200km of motorways. By using the PPP scheme, we can develop 300km of motorways a year, compared with 20-30km a year currently using only the fiscal budget," Vasu said.

As for engineering, he said the motorways would be designed in the context of Asean connectivity and compatibility with the planned railway network apart from easing traffic congestion and urbanisation like the existing plan established in 1997 with the target of expanding the motorway network to 4,000km.

Of the planned 21 routes, there will be three main components consisting of four routes in the Northeast, 15 in the Central, Western and Eastern regions, and three routes in the South.

Vasu said priority routes would be the outer ring roads of Bangkok and its vicinity, and a spine network to link Bangkok with Chiang Mai in the North, Nong Khai in the Northeast, and Chumphon in the South, totalling 3,100km, during the first phase in the first 10 years. The rest will be developed during the second phase in the next 10 years.

Among the 15 routes in the Central, Western and Eastern regions are: Bang Pa-in-Chiang Rai; Bang Pa-in-Nong Khai; Nakhon Pathom-Narathiwat; Bangkok-Ban Chang; Suphan Buri-Chai Nat; Laem Chabang-Nakhon Ratchasima; Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi; and Chon Buri-Nakhon Pathom.

Anon said construction on three projects - the 196km Bang Pa-in-Nakhon Ratchasima, the 96km Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi, and the 32km Pattaya-Map Ta Phut routes - could begin shortly after the Cabinet's recent approval.

Total investments are expected to be Bt160.42 billion."Construction will start next year and be completed in 2019," Anon said.

As for the new motorway development plan, Kaiwut Simtarakaew, deputy managing director of TLT Consultants Co, said the company was scheduled to submit a final draft plan to the Highways Department for consideration in January ahead of seeking further approvals from the Transport Ministry and the Cabinet.

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First Phase (3.120km) - 2016-2026
Second Phase (3.158km) - 2026-2036


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Master Plan showing all the motorways lines and their names


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Old November 24th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #463
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An ambitious plan. It would be great if they can pull this off. Do they plan to build motorways next to existing four-lane divided highways? For example the Bangkok - Nong Khai (Laos) motorway (M6 on that map) would run next to Highway 2, which is already a dual carriageway.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 08:29 PM   #464
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Three motorways will begin construction early next year. For these three projects, there will be an entirely new route. It will be like the existing Bangkok-Pattaya Motorway.



This is the route for the Bang Pa In-Korat Motorway. The blue line are Highway, the Motorways will run mostly along the old Highway, but not entirely parallel to each other.



This is the Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi motorway. Here the motorway is further apart from the existing Highway.



This is the Pattaya-Map Tha Put Motorway, which follows the existing motorway line and is even further apart from the highway.

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Old December 1st, 2015, 12:09 AM   #465
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Old December 4th, 2015, 06:47 PM   #466
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Old December 6th, 2015, 10:18 PM   #467
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Anti Skid Material

More and more roads in Thailand are painted with color marking in red, orange and blue for better gripping at curves and for visibility at night for intersection.









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Old December 7th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #468
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I'm noticing something I'm finding very curious...

It appears that the Thais use American-style road markings but drive on the left like the Brits and Japanese. How did this come to be?
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I'm noticing something I'm finding very curious...

It appears that the Thais use American-style road markings but drive on the left like the Brits and Japanese. How did this come to be?
Until the early 1980s, Thailand closely followed US, Australian, and Japanese practices in road sign design, with diamond-shaped warning signs and circular restrictive signs to regulate traffic.

However Thailand use England as a model and use left hand driving, due to good ties.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 10:32 AM   #470
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Highway 226 - Ubon Ratchathani Province
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Old December 28th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #471
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Don Gaew Underpass - Chiang Mai Province
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Don Gaew Underpass is now completed and open to the public. This is Chiang Mai's 16th underpass.

intersection of Highway 107 and 121












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Old December 28th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #472
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That's a good solution for an underpass with limited spatial impact. The Netherlands lacks this.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #473
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Construction for Motorway 7 extension (31.2 km) will now begin this month.

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Contracts signed to extend Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway
8 Feb 2016 at 18:27
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The Highways Department has signed contracts to extend the Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway to reach the Map Ta Phut industrial estates of Rayong within four years.

Department representatives signed five of 13 contracts for the 31.2-kilometre-long extension project for Highway No.7 on Monday.

Witnessing the signing, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the cost of the extension from Pattaya to Map Ta Phut was estimated at 14.2 billion baht. The remaining eight contracts should be signed either by later this month or early next month and the extension should be completed within 2019, he said.

The new section of Thailand's first intercity motorway will have four lanes, four interchanges and three toll plazas with a closed-toll system. It should facilitate traffic flow significantly, the minister said.

He also said bidding for construction of two other intercity expressways would be organised in the middle of this year.

One is a 196km route from Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya province to Nakhon Ratchasima province, estimated at 84.6 billion baht, and the other will stretch 96km from Bang Yai district of Nonthaburi province to Kanchanaburi province.

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Highways - Lamphun Province
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I am curious about the design of underpass Chiangmai. It's great and huge but why there is small cross x road (may be walkway?) link/shortcut to the main road. Further more, there are local road split at the curve. I thought these thing will increase unsafe opportunity to drivers.
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Highways & Underpasses - Chiang Mai Province
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Highway 331 - Chachoengsao Province
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Highway 331 phase II is now completed.







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Highway 12 - Lomsak - Phitsanuloke
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Highway 1 : Phahonyothin Road

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Ongoing project to connect Bangkok Outer Ring Rd. in the west to Sirat Expressway in the north
(the end of the video shows the construction site of the new central railway station at Bang Sue)

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