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Don Mueang users warned of traffic congestion

Bumper-to-bumper traffic on the outbound lanes of Vibhavadi Rangsit Road leading to the airport on Tuesday. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)

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Travellers using Don Mueang have been advised to spare additional time to go to the airport due to the construction of the bridge linking the compound.

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Don Mueang users warned of traffic congestion

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Travellers using Don Mueang have been advised to spare additional time to go to the airport due to the construction of the bridge linking the compound.

Immigration Bureau spokesman Pol Col Cherngron Rimphadee on Tuesday advised travellers to allow more time than usual, or around three hours, to get to the airport.

The advisory came after traffic congestion on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road outside Don Mueang since the closure of the bridge on Monday for renovation. The bridge will be demolished and a new one will be built in a nearby location to end the traffic bottleneck in the area.

The new bridge will be opened to motorists in September next year.

The heavy traffic could cause passengers to miss their flights and the bureau said it will assign special immigration lanes at Don Mueang for travellers arriving late at the airport.

More officials will be deployed during peak periods and long holidays, including the New Year celebrations, he added.

Don Mueang is the hub of domestic and international flights for low-cost airlines.

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Vocabulary:

advise : to tell somebody what you think they should do in a particular situation - แนะนำ, แจ้ง

advisory : an official warning that something bad is going to happen and, often, how to deal with it - คำเตือน; การแนะนำ

assign : to give a person a particular task or position - มอบหมาย, สั่งงาน

bottleneck : a narrow area where a water in a river or traffic on a road slows or stops - คอขวด

closure (noun): the shutting down of a school, factory or other business or service - การปิด

compound : an area in which a group of buildings stands - บริเวณ

congestion : a situation in which a place is crowded with people or vehicles - แน่นขนัดไปด้วยรถหรือคน

construction : the work of building or making something, especially buildings, bridges, etc. - การก่อสร้าง

demolish : to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else - รื้อ (สิ่งก่อสร้าง), ทำลาย

deploy : (of police, soldiers, government officials or equipment) to put in place ready for action - ส่ง ประจำการ.

domestic : inside the country being talked about - ภายในประเทศ

due to : because of - เนื่องจาก

hub : the central and most important part of a particular place or activity - จุดศูนย์กลาง, จุดรวม

Immigration Bureau : the government agency dealing with people entering and leaving the country and those who want to live there - สำนักงานตรวจคนเข้าเมือง

link : to connect - เชื่อม

location : where someone or something is - ที่ตั้ง,ทำเล

motorist (noun): a person driving a car or other motor vehicle - คนขับรถยนต์, ผู้ขับรถ

officials : people who have the power to make decisions or enforce the law - เจ้าหน้าที่ผู้มีอำนาจ

peak (adj): the time when something is at its highest or greatest level - ช่วงเวลาที่หนาแน่น, ช่วงเวลาที่พบมากที่สุด

renovation : making something old look new again by repairing and improving it, especially a building - การปฏิสังขรณ์, การทำให้มีสภาพดีเหมือนเดิม, การบูรณะ, การซ่อมแซมใหม่

spare : to save or set aside - สงวนไว้

spokesman : a person who speaks on behalf of a group or an organization - โฆษก

warn : to make someone conscious of a possible problem or danger - เตือน

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