11 July 2024

Numerous roads in Bangkok will be closed late afternoon today (Thursday) and tomorrow as the Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conduct a second drill for APEC leaders’ motorcade police escorts, in preparation for the APEC Summit in Bangkok next week.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul said that the closures are necessary and the public are advised to avoid the affected roads during the drill periods, from 4.30pm to 8pm today and from 9pm tonight to 3am tomorrow morning.

The roads which will be closed this afternoon are:

  • Phitsanuloke Road, from Suan Misakawan to Sisao Thewet intersection
  • Ratchadamnoen Road
  • Na Phra Lan Road
  • Na Phra That Road
  • Maharat Road, from Tha Chang Intersection to Tha Tian Intersection
  • Thai Wang Road
  • Sanam Chai Road
  • Phra Pinklao Bridge

The roads closed from tonight until early tomorrow morning include:

  • Ploenchit Road, from Ratchaprasong Intersection to Ploenchit Intersection
  • Sukhumvit Road, from Ploenchit Intersection to Sukhumvit Soi 22
  • Ratchadamri Road, from Ratchaprasong Intersection to Sala Daeng Intersection,
  • Wireless Road
  • Ratchadapisek Road, from Asoke Intersection to Rama IV Intersection
  • Rama IV Road, from Sala Daeng Intersection to Rama IV Intersection
  • Sathorn Road, from Wireless Intersection to Narinthorn Intersection

Additional closures are on:

  • Phetchaburi Road, from Urupong Intersection to Yommarat Intersection
  • Phitsanuloke Road, from Yommarat Intersection to Suan Misakawan Intersection
  • Expressway entrances and exits at Silom, Yommarat, Phaya Thai, Ploenchit and Rama IV

Recommended alternative roads during the closures are:

  • Ratchawithi
  • Sri Ayutthaya
  • Krung Kasem
  • Prachathipatai
  • Phra Samen
  • Dinsor
  • Ta Nao
  • Bamrung Muang
  • Suan Luang
  • Chakkawat
  • Charoen Krung
  • Yaowarat
  • Charun Sanitwong
  • Krung Thon Bridge
  • Rama 8 Bridge
  • Phra Pokklao Bridge (4.30pm to 8pm)

Motorists can call the traffic control center on 1197 for more information.