R118 Road Works # 2 - Mae Suai.

DavidFL

0
Staff member
Subscribed
Jan 16, 2003
14,415
5,255
113
70
Chiang Khong
www.thegtrider.com
The next stage of the R118 dual carriageway development has started. This time from the northern end from Mae Suai - R1 junction.
1700979927855.jpeg


Currently they are just preparing & clearing the land either side of the old road.
1700979980242.jpeg


1700980017743.jpeg


1700980041918.jpeg


1700980082371.jpeg


Along R118 here, there are multiple streams that run into the Mae Lao river, which the road crosses & new bridges will have to be built for these.
The project is a claimed 3-year process.

The 4-lane development at the southern end from Doi Saket - Mae Kachan took just on 5 years.
Let's hope the top end development does not take as long!

In time if you are going to Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai it maybe quicker to avoid this section & take R1 from Chiang Rai to Phayao, then R120 to me Kachan, because sure it wil get very dusy & congested with traffic banked up through the road works = a less than enjoyable ride!