UPDATE: Patong road permanent repairs to be completed in 45 days say officials

Patong, Phuket –

Patong Hill road permanent repair works will take 45 days before cars will be allowed to pass.

Our previous stories:

A road leading to the Patong Hill in Phuket has started to collapse after a landslide.

Motorbikes are now allowed to pass on the partially collapsed Patong Hill Road.

A soil safety device with warning signals has been installed at the damaged Patong Hill.

Now for the update:

The Kathu Mayor Mr. Chaianan Sutthikun told the Phuket Express, “The repair works will take about 45 days. This will be a permanent road repair. The repair budget is about 20 million baht.”

“After the road is fixed, cars will be allowed to pass on the area. Right now pedestrians and motorbikes can pass.”

Meanwhile a local road shortcut from Chalong to Patong will be renovated for road users.

Kathu officials are surveying another natural route from Kathu to Patong.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.