BECL to open Asoke-Srinagarind expressway next month


BANGKOK, April 23 — Bangkok Expressway Plc (BECL) is opening a new expressway route from Asoke to Srinagarind next month. 

BECL managing director Payao Marittanaporn spoke of progress on  the Sri Rat Expressway connecting route (from Asoke to Srinagarind) to Chaturathit Road.

She said the work is 90-per cent complete and is expected to open for service on May 2.  

The new route will help ease outbound traffic during eatern Bangkok’s rush hours and facilitate those commuting from Sri Ayutthaya Road to Ratchaprarop Road, Victory Monument, Petchaburi Road, Din Daeng Road, and Makkasan passing through Chaturathit Road and continuing to the Sri Rat Expressway (from Asoke to Srinagarind), reaching Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Motorway) or Chalongrat Expressway to reach Ladprao Road and Ramindra Road.

Ms Payao said around 12,000 vehicles are expected to use the new route with a projected revenue at Bt7.5 million/month. The project’s investment is over Bt250 million.