Banglamung police closed one intersection and opened two new U-turns to alleviate traffic congestion in Naklua.
Traffic inspector Pol. Maj. Jakkrit Jantakum said Oct. 16 that the first phase of a massive drainage-system construction project on Sukhumvit Road required detours and U-turns to prevent traffic jams. The system was tested over four holiday weekends previously and now will become permanent until the construction is complete.
Three intersections are affected: Sawangfa, Chiayapornwithi and Sian Sue Chinese shrine. Sawangfa has been closed and two U-turns set at the Esso gas station and Naklua Park at Maryvit School. Police also posted a notice about the detours at Naklua Market.
Motorists coming from Soi Chaiyapornwithi must turn left to make a U-turn in front of Esso station to go to Naklua Road at Sawangfa, Sian Sui Junction and Mum Aroi junctions.
People going south on Sukhumvit Road can make a U-turn at Ban Suan Naklua to avoid the construction to use Soi Mum Aroi beside Banglamung Police Station to go to Lan Po Market.
On the way back, people can use the route to go to Sawangfa and Sian Sui junctions by turning left at Ban Suan heading to Sukhumvit Road.
Jakkrit said the system has proved successful with no congestion reported except in the Lan Po Market turn lane. He expects that will be the case even when school resumes.