Two out-bound Phahonyothin traffic lanes at Lat Phrao intersection will be closed to traffic at 10 pm Friday night as construction of the Green Line electric train system will commence, the Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority announced.
Despite the closure of the out-bound lane to Ratchayothin road and another out-bound lane to Din Daeng, MRT assured that traffic would not be worse than it is normally as two traffic lanes behind the Vibhavadi traffic police kiosk are to be opened to ease traffic flow.
Traffic police and the constructer of the electric train system have assured that they will try to keep traffic disruption to the minimum, said MRT.
The Green line railroad which will start at Mor Chit terminal connecting with the BTS system will run toward Central Plaza as the height of the railroad will climb steadily from the normal level of 16 metres above ground up to the highest point of 26 metres at Central Plaza where a station is positioned, then the railroad will to descend to 16 metres before climbing up again to 18 metres as the route runs toward the Victory Monument and Laksi bridge.
Construction of the super structure will take about 13 months.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)