News & Events
17 Oct 2019, Bangkok
Pol. Gen. Asawin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok presided over the opening ceremony of the Srinakarin-Romklao Road Construction Project, Section 5, the construction of an elevated bridge across Highway No. 9, with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, the management team, civil servants and officials from the Office of Public Works. Local district offices and related agencies joined the ceremony at the construction site of Srinakarin-Romklao Road, Section 5, the elevated bridge over Highway 9 or Kanchanaphisek Road (East Outer Ring Road) at Saphan Sung District.
The Srinakarin-Romklao Road Construction Project, Phase 5, is run by the Office of Public Works in Bangkok and involves building a 950-meter-long raised bridge over Highway 9 or Kanchanaphisek Road (the Eastern Outer Ring Road), with three traffic lanes in each direction. Traffic is ready to resume after that time of construction. The bridge structure was factory-assembled for installation. The two bridges were then connected after being erected at the raised bridge over Highway 9. After being constructed at the higher bridge above Highway 9, the two bridges were joined.
The elevated bridge will improve the efficiency of nearby road networks, including Srinakarin Road, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Highway No. 7 (Motorway), Romklao Road, and Chao Khun Tahan Road, and complete Srinakarin-Romklao Road. It can also connect to the road network that is blocked by Highway 9 or Kanchanaphisek Road (Eastern Outer Ring Road). The building of the Srinakarin-Romklao Road is broken down into 7 phases, 7 contracts, and a total of roughly 12 kilometers. The construction project was already finished, and traffic was opened in six parts, namely sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7.
The Governor of Bangkok stated that the city is committed to moving forward with its plans and mission in order to best serve the needs of the populace, particularly in terms of resolving traffic issues and producing tangible results. Bangkok should become a metropolis where people may travel swiftly, cheaply, and safely.
By focusing on the development of the transportation network, it is possible to eliminate traffic issues, pollution, and improve the road system to match global standards by integrating with the mass transit system completely and covering all locations. In Bangkok, there are currently a number of projects underway and some that have already been finished to address traffic issues on both the Phra Nakhon and the Thonburi sides.
To address the issue of traffic in the eastern part of Bangkok, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration spearheaded and closely monitored the progress of the Srinakarin-Romklao Road Construction Project until it was successful.
The Srinakarin-Romklao Road building project is now completed and open to traffic. This has contributed to easing traffic issues in Bang Kapi, Saphan Sung, Lat Krabang, and surrounding areas, particularly by giving people more options for travel and easing congestion in the area where the Orange Line and Yellow Line are being built along Ramkhamhaeng Road and Srinakarin Road, respectively. Additionally, it has assisted in the expansion of system services to address traffic problems.
Some glimpse of the construction site