Drivers may get stuck in traffic over the New Year’s holiday, but at least the tolls will be free.
Transportation Minister Chatchart Sithipan announced Dec. 19 that highways 7 and 9, as well as the Burphawitti toll-way would all be free from 4 p.m. Dec. 27 through midnight Jan. 3.
Roads currently closed for maintenance or construction would be cleared and opened on Dec. 27 to ease traffic woes. All efforts are being made to allow maximum traffic flow.
In addition, the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will provide real-time traffic reports through the Internet and mobile phones.
Highways 7, 9, and Burphawitti toll charges are being waived from 4 p.m. Dec. 27 through midnight Jan. 3.