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Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by parrot » September 15, 2021, 6:20 pm

It'll likely be a few years, but just like the NK/Ringroad intersection, it's going to happen. The public has an opportunity to provide input (contrary to what many think)
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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by tamada » September 15, 2021, 7:22 pm

Looks like a road widening (and a maybe a flyover?) but I reckon just like the previous couple of unimpressive ring-road 'improvements', the VAST MAJORITY OF HEAVY TRAFFIC will still have to wait at traffic lights.

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by parrot » September 15, 2021, 8:21 pm

It's probably too early to know what's planned, but the flyer says ทางแยกต่างระดับ .....different levels.....so could be a fly over or a tunnel and fly over. That intersection was under many feet of water during the great flood of 2000AD......and we haven't had a replay since.....but I'd guess that'll be a factor to consider

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Khun Paul » September 16, 2021, 6:49 am

It will be interesting to see how this pans out, as Honda have just undergone a major rebuild and refurbishment, although I did noptive that their frontage was curtailed, so maybe that is an indication that a flyover along the Ring Road is suggested , with as Tan said the Heavy Traffic having to stop and turn right

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by FrazeeDK » September 16, 2021, 7:36 am

why not just a 4-5 lane roundabout??
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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Drunk Monkey » September 16, 2021, 7:47 am

All this talk of intersections has me aroused .. having just gone through living next to Udons premier AP/RR junction during its makeover i can say its worth it and the end result is smashing ... this proposed KK RR project would see the whole ring road and its intersections completed and easy to transit. Its is a huge 4 way junction and IMO just a flyover would suffice no tunnel required...but it would be very disruptive for a considerable length of time.

Good call Dave a big roundabout may work .. but could get messy unless light controlled

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by noosard » September 16, 2021, 8:13 am

single roundabout gets messy 4-5 lane one would be horrendous

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by parrot » September 16, 2021, 9:09 am

Oh, that'll be a photo opportunity......the sight of 18 wheelers in roundabouts

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Niggly » September 16, 2021, 3:08 pm

Woohoo

When this eventually kicks off I’ll be able to give live progress updates due to Chez Niggles being in close proximity.

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by stattointhailand » September 16, 2021, 4:51 pm

parrot wrote:
September 16, 2021, 9:09 am
Oh, that'll be a photo opportunity......the sight of 18 wheelers in roundabouts
Will be having the same sights in UK soon when Bojo's "make the HGV test unfailable" proceedure gets adopted :lol:

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Niggly » September 17, 2021, 12:04 pm

To be honest, the bit I’m struggling with is why invest so much money at this intersection at all.
I use this bit of highway quite a few times just about everyday & there aren’t any significant hold ups. You might have to wait a couple of light changes, maybe 5 mins, at peak times if the Plods are stopping everyone by the rail tracks but that’s about it.
I’m not aware of any major accidents either so it can’t really be considered a dangerous place
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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by parrot » September 17, 2021, 12:14 pm

Niggly wrote:
September 17, 2021, 12:04 pm
To be honest, the bit I’m struggling with is why invest so much money at this intersection at all.
I use this bit of highway quite a few times just about everyday & there aren’t any significant hold ups. You might have to wait a couple of light changes, maybe 5 mins, at peak times if the Plods are stopping everyone by the rail tracks but that’s about it.
I’m not aware of any major accidents either so it can’t really be considered a dangerous place
I'll venture a guess that it's the government looking toward the future (high speed rail, Industrial Park, city growth, ?potash?, plus smaller things like the museum at Wat Ban That......rather than as things are now.

I questioned the Big C flyover and the Lotus tunnel......but like the newly completed airport intersection, when all's said and done, they've improved traveling around the city. That said, I agree the city will have to find a way to deal with the big trucks at the airport intersection.......and no doubt, they'll figure it out.

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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Niggly » September 17, 2021, 12:55 pm

^ yes, although the vast majority of trucks coming from Khon Kaen already use the slip road to turn left clockwise onto the ring road & it’s not light controlled. They’re never any hold ups there. I still can’t see what could be done improve it for future volumes of traffic.
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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by Niggly » September 17, 2021, 2:08 pm

Spoke too soon.
All traffic going clockwise on the ring road was just gridlocked & all the vehicles, many trucks, coming down towards the slip road were backing up past the college effectively closing a lane completely.

I couldn’t see what had happened as was just doing a U’y at the lights to double back for 7-11
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Re: Ringroad/KK Hwy Intersection

Post by FrazeeDK » September 17, 2021, 4:23 pm

ah, but we're still waiting on the outer ring road which will allow the larger truck traffic traveling to Sakon Nakon, Nong Bua Lamphu and Nong Khai to avoid the city completely. What's the status of it??
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