New Motorway Project from Nakhon Ratchasima – Maha Sarakham – Khon Kaen
This project has a 9-year timeframe starting from 2020, expected to be completed and ready for full operation in 2028. At present, the Department of Highways has already completed a feasibility study. The survey of the subject land for expropriation is currently underway and expected to be complete by 2022. The request for the approval of the project is due by 2023 in order to begin the expropriation process and construction.
Details of the project are as per below:
- Total distance 202 km, 4 traffic lanes for vehicles
- The project value is approximately 103,915 million baht, divided as follows:-Civil construction cost 42,935 million baht
-Land expropriation / Condemnation cost 6,505 million baht
-Construction cost of toll gates and system works 6,206 million baht
-Roadside accommodation development cost 2,352 million baht
-Operating and maintenance cost 42,664 million baht
-Other expenses 3,253 million baht
- 4,651 plots of land are to be acquired through expropriation, including 180 construction buildings.
- The expected traffic volume is 41,801 cars / day after project completion.
In summary, the overall route of this motorway will start at Kham-Thale-So District of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, heading northeast direction. Then passing through Non-Soong district, Phimai district, and Non-Daeng district in that order. The route will cut through Highway No. 202 before passing through Sida District, Prathai District and Nong-Song-Hong District before cutting through Highway No. 207. The route then leads into the Kosum-Phisai district, then crosses the Chi River into Muang District of Khon Kaen Province, ending point of the project that will pass through 3 provinces in the Northeast region of Thailand.
In addition to this initial plan, there are plans to expand the route to Nong Khai Province in the future as well. Stay tuned for more information.
Credit the news source: Prachachat
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