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    Chiang Rai new bypass road

    For those interested the new Chiang Rai bypass road to the west of the city is nearly completed, parts of the network are already open.................Im told it is 21km in length and is a 4 x lane highway, I think there will only be 2 x sets of traffic lights, the rest are bridges or overpasses, the bridge over the Kok river is huge and has slip lanes on either side so you can relax at the river, under the bridge.


    Heading north towards Chiang Rai you would turn left just past the White Temple to access the new bypass, im told it will be named Highway R131 ?...............and it goes left of the city past Wat Huay Pla Kang and then onwards back onto Highway #1 north of the city, at the intersection for the Airport road.


    For those heading to Mae Sai or Chiang Saen this bypass will save alot of time, I was out on the highway a few days ago............................it looks like the complete bypass is finished and just doing some minor work on the edges........should be open soon................a few pics..............














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    That is great news. That section was always a bottleneck of traffic lights, with vehicles going in all directions around people that want to park.

    Now, if they could just hurry up and complete at least a portion of hwy 118 through the mountains. What a pain in the ass that section is. They've been working on it for at least 3 years and it's only gotten worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Now, if they could just hurry up and complete at least a portion of hwy 118 through the mountains. What a pain in the ass that section is. They've been working on it for at least 3 years and it's only gotten worse.

    Ill probably go down the 118 this weekend, we have to attend a party in Chiang Mai, a few of the boys rode their motorbikes back that way a few weeks ago and were complaining about the length of the roadworks and the water trucks flooding the road. Ill report back.
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