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Phuket to unveil B2.4m roundabout

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Officials on Friday (May 6) will unveil a roundabout at the junction of Surin and Narisorn roads in Phuket Town that cost B2.4 million baht to build.

roundabout in PHuketThe decision to install a circle at the intersection stemmed from motorists ignoring red traffic lights, causing many accidents at the site, explained Phuket Vice Governor Khajornkiet Rakpanichmanee.

“According to an annual report from auto insurance companies, last year alone saw five motorists die and 36 motorists injured in road accidents at this intersection,” he said.

“After several meetings and much discussion, officials decided that the best way to reduce accidents there was to build a circle.

“Motorists will be forced to slow down as they enter the circle and vehicles will move through the circle cautiously and continually, which will reduce traffic congestion in the process,” he added.

The B2.4 million to build the roundabout was provided by the Safer Roads Foundation, based in England.

Safer Roads Foundation president Michael C Woodford presented a model plan for Surin-Narisorn circle project to Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada on December 9.

Officials on Friday (May 6) will unveil a roundabout at the junction of Surin and Narisorn roads in Phuket Town that cost B2.4 million baht to build.

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