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Title: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Robert on August 03, 2016, 12:54:31 PM
Source Bangkok Post August 3, 2016


Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway

    3 Aug 2016 at 12:12 293 viewed1 comments
    WRITER: AMORNRAT MAHITTHIROOK

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday inaugurated the construction of a new 196-kilometre inter-city tollway being built at a cost of 84.6 billion baht from Ayutthaya province via Saraburi to Nakhon Ratchasima.

The launching ceremony for Highway No.6 was held at the 99 kilometre marker of the Phahon Yothin Highway in Nong Khae district, Saraburi. It is scheduled for completion in four years.

The new motorway starts from the Bang Pa-in interchange, where Highway No.9 (Bangkok's eastern ring road) adjoins Highway No.1 (Phahon Yothin Road) in Ayutthaya. It will parallel Phahon Yothin and Highway No.2 (the Mitrapharp Highway) and will finish at the 2 kilometre marker of the Nakhon Ratchasima Bypass.

The new motorway will have 4-6 lanes and pass Bang Pa-in, Wang Noi and Uthai districts of Ayutthaya; Nong Khae, Muang Saraburi, Kaeng Khoi and Muak Lek districts of Saraburi; and Pak Chong, Sikhiu, Sung Noen, Kham Thale So and Muang Nakhon Ratchasima districts of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Tolls on the new motorway will be based on travelling distance. A motorist's entry will be recorded and the appropriate rate charged at the exit point. The Highways Department has scheduled completion of the tollway  for 2020.

The new motorway is part of a 535km inter-city motorway network from Bangkok to the northeasternmost province of Nong Khai.
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Anton on August 03, 2016, 10:16:04 PM
The new motorway is part of a 535km inter-city motorway network from Bangkok to the northeasternmost province of Nong Khai.

Who cares for high-speed rail anyway  ::)
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Pompui on August 03, 2016, 10:27:38 PM
Anyone know of a detailed map of the route? I'm particularly interested in the section from Kham Tale So to the bypass. I've found a couple of maps on the net but need a zoomed in view.
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Alfie on August 06, 2016, 12:53:30 PM
Does this help you, Pompui? (Click on the pictures to enlarge them)


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Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Alfie on August 06, 2016, 03:09:07 PM
There are some more details about the new road on this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3gWxycV_rM
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Pompui on August 06, 2016, 07:18:06 PM
Thanks for that Alfie, I just wanted to know how close it will come to my house and some land the family has.

The video seems to show more accurate parts than the maps suggest. Looks like the motorway will join the bypass just south of the PTT stations. The elevated section going past Lam Ta Kong looks a bit scary.
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Alfie on August 09, 2016, 09:46:04 PM
Yes, the video is quite informative. It says the speed limit will be 120km/h. I like that. ;D 
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Morphy on August 10, 2016, 02:27:39 PM
The original post says that the new Highway will finish by the 2 kilometre marker but the videos shows it near the PTT stations, the 2 kilometre marker is south of Homepro not long after you come off the bridge from the 304. I wonder which one it will be.
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: KiwiCanadian on August 10, 2016, 08:01:04 PM
The original post says that the new Highway will finish by the 2 kilometre marker but the videos shows it near the PTT stations, the 2 kilometre marker is south of Homepro not long after you come off the bridge from the 304. I wonder which one it will be.

If you check this website it shows the location of the interchange.
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.984275&lon=102.053676&z=16&m=b

Also links to the road that runs over to the intersection by the Pegazus Tower Hotel, which is already a nightmare.

KC

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Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Anton on August 10, 2016, 09:06:14 PM
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.984275&lon=102.053676&z=16&m=b

Aren't they using the term "District" inappropriately there? Don't we commonly intend it as the translation of Amphoe, like "Subdistrict" is the common translation of Tambon?

the road that runs over to the intersection by the Pegazus Tower Hotel

That road is locally known as "Sura 2". For your info  :)
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: KiwiCanadian on August 10, 2016, 09:11:32 PM
the road that runs over to the intersection by the Pegazus Tower Hotel

That road is locally known as "Sura 2". For your info  :)

Thanks Anton, I have not been able to find the name on the maps I have been viewing, my wife does not know the name of this road, but then when I ask her for directions its always "Over There" LOL
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Anton on August 11, 2016, 07:11:56 AM
I have not been able to find the name on the maps I have been viewing

"Sura 2" is a nickname due to presence of eponymous school on it (in full: Suranari 2 school). For other names, see this post (http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=7950.msg59278#msg59278).
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Anton on September 01, 2017, 04:09:35 PM
An update on works in progress as per July 2017, in Thai.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLX4Wt2K4g
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Alfie on September 01, 2017, 08:22:17 PM
Thanks for that, Anton. Good video. I've been impressed with how much work they've done (and how quickly) along the stretch of road near Lam Takong. I drove past there today and thought about stopping to take some photos. Now you've posted the video, there's no need. :)
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: John Doe on September 03, 2017, 10:56:10 AM
http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/design-adjustment-will-cause-10-month-delay-dual-track-train-project-korat/
Title: Re: Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway
Post by: Robert on September 03, 2017, 11:29:45 AM
http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/design-adjustment-will-cause-10-month-delay-dual-track-train-project-korat/

Excellent info but wrong topic. IMHO should be in Double-track railway line through Korat Muang district to be elevated?  (http://Double-track railway line through Korat Muang district to be elevated?)
Title: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 06:46:23 AM
If you've been on the highway between Korat and Bangkok in the last two years you will have seen construction of Motorway 6 along the way; especially the spectacular elevated section along Lam Takhong Reservoir.

Construction has proceeded apace in and around Korat. I will post a few photos later.

Here are a couple of maps showing the new motorway. The black and white map shows construction in the local area while the colored map shows the approximate route of the entire motorway. If someone has a better map, please post. The one I have is sorely lacking in detail.

Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 06:52:42 AM
These photos show construction at three places:


Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 06:55:43 AM
This photo shows paving of a ground level portion near Ban Si Mum. As far as I can tell, the highway is only elevated along Lam Takhong Reservoir where space is limited and where the highway crosses over existing roads. I have ridden my bicycle from the interchange with Hwy 204 at HomePro Bypass to the Hwy 2068 overpass just north of Kham Talay Koh.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 07:06:21 AM
You can see the motorway construction clearly in Google Maps satellite view.

Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Robert on July 05, 2018, 07:33:46 AM
When driving to/from Bangkok I always take 362 to bypass Saraburi and there is also a lot of roadconstruction in that area. Looking at the map have to assume part of Highway 6, in that area also elevated highway.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 08:35:30 AM
When driving to/from Bangkok I always take 362 to bypass Saraburi and there is also a lot of roadconstruction in that area. Looking at the map have to assume part of Highway 6, in that area also elevated highway.

You're exactly right. The new motorway follows Hwy 362 east from Hwy 1 until 362 turns north. The new motorway continues east.

Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Pompui on July 05, 2018, 04:00:54 PM
When driving to/from Bangkok I always take 362 to bypass Saraburi and there is also a lot of roadconstruction in that area. Looking at the map have to assume part of Highway 6, in that area also elevated highway.

It's actually quicker to go through Saraburi than on the bypass. It saves 7 - 10 minutes depending on traffic.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 04:19:39 PM
It's actually quicker to go through Saraburi than on the bypass. It saves 7 - 10 minutes depending on traffic.

We found the same thing. According to Google Maps the bypass is 4K and 7 minutes longer. Of course, the travel time depends a lot on traffic.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: KiwiCanadian on July 05, 2018, 04:20:29 PM
Check out this wiki map, its been available for some years now and seems to be updated quite frequently. I used it when they where building the bypass road 1111 from hyw 2 to hwy 224,

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.892368&lon=101.966858&z=10&m=b

it seems to be reasonably accurate for most of what is shown.
KC
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 05, 2018, 04:24:48 PM
Check out this wiki map, its been available for some years now and seems to be updated quite frequently. I used it when they where building the bypass road 1111 from hyw 2 to hwy 224,

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=14.892368&lon=101.966858&z=10&m=b


That is excellent. Thank you. I was interested to see that there will be access from Motorway 6 to the Eastern Ring Road on an access road right next to Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. I was wondering how they would accomplish that.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Alfie on July 05, 2018, 08:48:35 PM
When driving to/from Bangkok I always take 362 to bypass Saraburi and there is also a lot of roadconstruction in that area. Looking at the map have to assume part of Highway 6, in that area also elevated highway.

I drove along the 362 a couple of weeks ago. It's not a very quick route at the moment as they are building the elevated roadway there and there are several sets of extra traffic lights there. The elevated roadway along the 362 is coming along nicely. A double set of roads looks almost complete at one point but it's not complete all the way along that road. Only partial. I'll see if I have a photo of it.


By the way, isn't there another thread about the new road? I'm pretty sure there is, or was, but I've no idea where it's located now.

Edit
Found it: http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=8667.0 (http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=8667.0)
Work begins on new Ayutthaya-Ratchasima motorway

Perhaps one of the admins could merge the two threads, or at least move the other thread into this part of the forum rather than it being lost in General Discussion.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 06, 2018, 04:34:58 AM
Perhaps one of the admins could merge the two threads, or at least move the other thread into this part of the forum rather than it being lost in General Discussion.

The old thread has been merged with the newer one.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Robert on July 06, 2018, 07:19:15 AM
It's actually quicker to go through Saraburi than on the bypass. It saves 7 - 10 minutes depending on traffic.

We found the same thing. According to Google Maps the bypass is 4K and 7 minutes longer. Of course, the travel time depends a lot on traffic.

I am retired so time enough  ;D ;D ;D. My "problem" has more do to with the merging traffic near Saraburi. Have seen some accidents there caused by people changing lanes without waiting for some space. With roadcontructions on 362 for sure using this road takes a lot more time I agree 100%. Anyway when new highway nr 6 is ready I for sure will use this road. Then no need for 362 anymore. I just mentioned 362 to tell also elevated roadcontructions at that area.
Title: Re: Motorway 6: Bang Pa In - Korat
Post by: Ratsima on July 07, 2018, 10:58:18 AM
Paving of the new motorway has begun in the vicinity of Si Mum. I cycled up there this morning and took the opportunity to ride on the new concrete. It's incredibly smooth and the joints are pretty much undetectable. I wonder how long it will last?