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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.


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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.



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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.
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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.


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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.
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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.


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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.

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Found it: 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.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 09:00:48 PM by Alfie »


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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.


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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.


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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?



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The 'toll' for cars just 10 baht ?   :o  Ready this year !

"The 200-kilometre motorway runs between Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya to Nakhon Ratchasima, and construction is 96% complete. It is expected to cut travel time from the capital to the province by half, from the current four hours to two."

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The 'toll' for cars just 10 baht ?   :o  Ready this year !

"The 200-kilometre motorway runs between Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya to Nakhon Ratchasima, and construction is 96% complete. It is expected to cut travel time from the capital to the province by half, from the current four hours to two."

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1937060

Don't count yourself rich. I read this as follows but correct me if I am wrong. Start is Thb 10 and 1,25 per km so if you use the full 200 km tootal amount comes to Thb 260. Stil good price IMHO.

Bangkok Post: Tolls will begin at 10 baht for cars, with the total fee calculated at 1.25 baht per kilometre.


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Thanks Robert. I didn't read that right. Hard to believe they've done 200 km already. ATB
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A couple of weeks ago we DROVE ON HWY 6 east from the 204 @ the Shell gas station, was able to drive to HWY 2198 but as they where laying ashphalt on the next strech of HWY. I took 2198 to 2068 then North on 2068 to where it crosses HWY6, saw some local traffic going east but wife said NO!  After she had been sayiong all along NO DRIVE HERE, NOT OPEN, ::)
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"It is expected to cut travel time from the capital to the province by half". Hmmm... What is meant by "the capital" here? Because if they mean Bangkok city centre, or Mochit bus station for all those who travel by bus, I'm sceptical on this point. Easier to believe that it will cut by half travel time from Korat to Bang Pa-in, but that's where traffic jams usually start if I'm not mistaking. For those who travel by bus: Korat bus station to Mochit in 2 hours? Sorry but it sounds too good to be true.
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I also doubt travelling time will be cut by half. Simple mathematic: 200 km driving 120 km per hour results in travellingtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes so total 100 minutes. Travelling at 90 km per hour comes to 2 hours and 15 minutes so total of 135 minutes.


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And that does not take into account all the Vans & Busses hogging the right hand lane doinh thier 90 KPH, LOL
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And that does not take into account all the Vans & Busses hogging the right hand lane doinh thier 90 KPH, LOL

Correct, was based upon best circumstances without any issues and even then half not feasable.


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Simple mathematic: 200 km driving 120 km per hour results in travellingtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes so total 100 minutes. Travelling at 90 km per hour comes to 2 hours and 15 minutes so total of 135 minutes.

And, if coming from Korat, after those 200 km you are not in the capital yet.

And that does not take into account all the Vans & Busses hogging the right hand lane doinh thier 90 KPH

And the toll station(s)...
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Two more years to wait despite what announced by the Bangkok Post back in June: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30399217
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