Roads department in full force during holidays

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BANGKOK – The Department of Rural Roads (DRR) will be facilitating motorists nationwide during the New Year holidays, with planned inspection and maintenance services of roads and related facilities.

The DRR Director-General Pisak Jitviriyavasin revealed the department has established a working plan for facilitating road users during the New Year holidays to ensure road safety. The department will be working with local agencies to prevent road accidents through the maintenance of roads and bridges.

The DRR has also established 18 coordination centers, Provincial rural road safety direction centers, public service centers, and fast response mobile units in 76 provinces, as well as placing road signs such as warnings and bypass suggestions nationwide.

The DRR director-general added that all road construction that can be halted will be temporarily put on hold from 29 December 2015 to 4 January 2016, in order to accommodate travelers and ease traffic congestion.