Bangkok initiates pilot project to refurbish pavements across 16 roads

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The renovation work is divided into two segments: the first, from Hua Lamphong to Lumphini Park’s gate No.3, spans 2.3 kilometers and is about 40% complete. The second segment, covering the remaining 2.7 kilometers, is 57% complete.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has initiated a pilot project to refurbish the city’s pavements, covering a combined length of 86 kilometers across 16 roads. The project begins with a focus on Rama IV Road, extending from Hua Lamphong, the city’s former main train station, to Kasemrat Road, which spans approximately 5 kilometers.

The renovation work is divided into two segments: the first, from Hua Lamphong to Lumphini Park’s gate No.3, spans 2.3 kilometers and is about 40% complete. The second segment, covering the remaining 2.7 kilometers, is 57% complete.



Acknowledging complaints about the condition of the capital’s pavement, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt pointed out the need for more comprehensive work, given that the city covers about 6,000 kilometers of pavement.

According to Chadchart, the renovation project adheres to international standards for pavement construction. Notable changes include reducing curb concrete edging from 18.5 cm to 10 cm and using fortified concrete for surface paving to enhance durability. Alternatives such as asphalt concrete are also being considered. These materials are designed to be robust, with a concrete thickness of 10 cm and steel reinforcement of 6 millimeters.



Additional features of the project include the installation of smooth ramps at building entrances, braille blocks for the visually impaired, and porous asphalt around trees to increase walking space. (NNT)

According to Chadchart, the renovation project adheres to international standards for pavement construction.