#118 roadworks update

2wheels

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This morning I decided to check on the progress of the roadworks along #118 from Doi Saket to Mae Kachan.

Starting at the Doi Saket traffic lights on 118,

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The work has actually progressed to about 7kms from these lights.
The riding (Honda Rebel 500) was along the patchy original surface to around 15 kms.

From around 18kms the normal 4 lane expressway cuts down to two lanes.
Although warning signs are in place a couple of near head-ons occurred in front of me; this is one on the new dangers.

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At 29kms at the right turn to Chai Hom the usual expressway is used.

Then from 41 kms to 45 kms there is hard packed gravel.
When this has been freshly watered the going can become slippery. Caution.

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At 51 kms the abandoned Khmer style resort, then the expressway into Mae Kachan.

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I normally have a noodle dish and drink at this shop beside the highway in Mae Kachan.
Good food and friendly people.

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So today there was only about 12 kms of gravel and that was safely compacted.
No loose gravel or dirt.

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The dangers are the usual impatient hoons and freshly sprayed or rained on gravel.

So, any bike can handle this.
 

bsacbob

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My guess it will be at least another year before it finished, then comes the accidents and there will be many I am sure.
 

2wheels

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And for anyone riding into or out from Chiang Mai along #118 there are major road works and delays at this 'flyover'.
But once completed ....(y)


(CityLife)
 
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