New Airport Rd & Sarasin Bridge Target Phuket's Growth Potenial
Two new large scale infrastructure projects recently announced are investing long term in the island strained access points. The province recently unveiled plans for a THB 400 million Baht new road to be built parallel to Thepkassatri Road from the turnoff to Phuket International Airport (PIA) down to the existing bypass road north of Phuket City.
A second project which is the construction of an four lane span to replace the existing Sarasin Bridge which has been estimated to cost between THB 350 to 400 million Baht, expanding lane capacity by double and pedestrian access. Works would fall under the Highway Department.
Recently the Airport Authority of Thailand (AoT) approved plans for a THB 5.79 billion Baht construction of a new international terminal and expansion of existing facilities targeted to complete by 2013.