Bangkok Metropolitan Authority fast-tracks new connector between Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom
Work on the Phran Nok-Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road connecting Bangkok to Nakhon Pathom has been accelerated in a bid to ease bad congestion on Borommaratchachonnani Road.
The new road will run for 15.2 kilometres and should be up to six lanes wide. The Phran Nok-Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road starts at the Fai Chai intersection near Siriraj Hospital in western Bangkok and ends at Phutthamonthon Sai 4 road in Nakhon Pathom.
The project, separated into four sections, is costing the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) almost 6 billion baht.
Two sections of the road have been completed, while construction of the other sections continues.
This connector is expected to spark a building boom in the area and boost Nakhon Pathom’s economy. People in the area have already nicknamed the road “Phra Thep” or angel road because it will significantly cut down the time it takes to travel to Bangkok.
By : THE NATION