Transportation - Vehicles

Traffic System In Vientiane To Be Improved

The traffic system in Vientiane will be improved in a bid to reduce the worsening traffic congestion in the city, according to the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department’s notice dated pm Aug 5.

The Vientiane Traffic Improvement Project will be operated by the Cleanozone Traffic ( Thailand) Co., Ltd following their contract signed with the Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department on the improvement of traffic system in Vientiane Capital.

Vientiane Public Works and Transport Department has therefore issued such a notice to Vientiane residents-especially road users to be careful during the project implementation which was commenced on July 15. The project is expected to be complete in April next year.

The project includes the installation of traffic signs and water tanks, the proper management of traffic directions and improvement of traffic lights according to the increasing number of current vehicles.

The roads in Vientiane that will be improved are Lane Xang Avenue, Kaysone Phomvihane Road (Peace Gong of Victory Gate – Dong Dok), Phontong Road, (Victory Gate-Dong Dok), 23 August Road, Nong Bone, ASEAN Road, Dong Paina Road, Samsaenthai Road, Setthathirath Avenue, Khamphengmueang Road (Hongsaeng bridge – Phonthong traffic lights) and That Deua Road.

The project will also focus on improving the Ordinance traffic lights making this section a two-way traffic flow between Si Hom and Khoua Luang avenues in order to ease the congestion of vehicles at the Nong Douan and Thongkhankham traffic lights (Si Hom and Khoua Luang avenues will be turned into a two-way roads).

The project will also change Victory Gate traffic lights road section to support one way traffic of 23 August Nong Bone in and Kaysone Phomvihane roads, which will start at the corner of Ministry of Public Works and Transport-Nong Bone traffic lights-450 years roundabout-Peace Gong. More information and the detailed plan for the improvement of traffic flow will be on air through radios and TVs.

Source: KPL