Roadworks at Ao Por

The roads at Ao Por has recently gotten a facelift. Part of the road from Ban Bang Rong has now street lights and more is being installed. 

Currently new pavement has been set. The pavement work started from northern part, next to Supalai resort and spa and eventually covered the who Ao Por. Now, parts of the road from Ao Por to Bang Rong is newly paved. The rest will follow soon. 



I was quite surprised how well the roadsworks in Thailand were made. My first thought was that it's custom to simply lay another layer of asphalt on top of the existing one. That was not the case! The roads were cut and filled with sand, before paved once again.

The first sign of a road getting a fix is square holes one the ground.

These holes are approximately 30x30 cm (1 sqf) area. In Ao Por case, these holes appeared on the road about 3 months before the road works started. 

The first sign of a road getting a fixed is square holes one the ground. These holes are approximately 30x30 cm (1 sqf) area. In Ao Por case, these holes appeared on the road about 3 months before the road works started.



When the roadworks start, the next phase is to remove the old pavement and 20 cm depth of the road.

These are some heavy duty machines, but move fairly fast. Several meters per minute. 

The next phase is to remove the old pavement and about 20 cm depth of the road.

 

Cutting blades of the road surface cutter

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Preparing the new road surface

Road cutting vehicle then exports sand as it goes by

Road cutting vehicle then exports sand as it goes by

 

The exported sand is then packed by various heavy machinery

The exported sand is then packed by various heavy machinery when making a road pavement

 

Meanwhile, the packing continues

Packing and pressing sand to create a new road

 

After all this, water is used to further help the to pack the new road surface. 

After all this, water is used to further help the to pack the new road surface.

 

Laying the new asphalt

The final step - the new asphalt

The final step - the new asphalt to a road in Phuket Thailand

 

Quality control of the new pavement

Quality control of the new pavement in Thailand

 

This is how the new asphalt looks like, when just resurfaced

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The final touch, road paintings

Road painting in Phuket, Thailand

Extra: Taking a well deserved break at Ao Por viewpoint.  Roadwork break at Ao Por viewpoint.