1 month free trial of Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway starts today

Khmer Times

Cambodia’s first expressway – which reduces travel time from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville from five hours to just two hours – opens for a free month’s trial today.

The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway is 187.05 km long, connecting Village 1, Sangkat Samrong Krom, Khan Por Senchey, Phnom Penh to Village 1, Sangkat 3, Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk Province

On the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway, there are 4 stops and service locations along the road, each of which has a parking lot, gas station, bathroom, restaurant and other service areas.

The four are: Kampong Speu (km 40), Kampong Speu west (km 63), Kampong Seila (km 109) and Prey Nob west (km 156).

The expressway is divided into three lanes and three lanes, including:

Roads for normal traffic: Drivers of all types of vehicles must drive on the right lane of the freeway, which is the lane for normal traffic.

Overtaking lanes: In case of overtaking, the driver must give a left turn signal for at least 5 seconds and turn to the left lane of the freeway, which is the lane for overtaking. When overtaking, the driver must give the right turn signal to return to the lane for normal traffic.

In case of heavy traffic, drivers can use both lanes, while heavy vehicles must adhere to the lane for normal traffic. In this case, the vehicle on any lane driving faster is not considered overtaking and the vehicle behind them must use the warning light.

Emergency lanes: General lanes are not allowed to be used by general vehicles, except for fire engines, hospital ambulances, police vehicles, military police, military police, road maintenance vehicles that are on duty and vehicles that are damaged or have Traffic accident or emergency.

This freeway has the following minimum speed limits (minimum) and fastest (maximum), such as:

Speed ​​60 – 120km / h Family car / light
Speed ​​60 – 100km / h Heavy truck without trailer, trailer or motorcycle 500cc / 27kW up to
Speed ​​60 – 80km / h car Semi-trailers or touring trailers

In the case of a curve at the side entrance to the expressway, the driver is limited to driving only 40km / h and then has to increase the speed to 60km / h. Where there is a need to slow down, there are also Rumble Stripes to alert the driver.

This expressway also has 8 entrances and exits, including:

* Phnom Penh 1st lane (Kob Srov road) 3 km
* 2nd lane Kampong Speu 26 km
* Lane 3 Kampong Speu west 43 km
* 4th lane Treng Trayeung 76 km
* 5th lane Kampong Seila km 114
* Lane 6th, salt field, 135 km
*, 7th lane, Stung Hav, 172 km
* 8th lane, Sihanoukville, 182 km

The expressway was built by PPSHV Expressway Co., Ltd and a subsidiary of China Road Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and technically inspected by MINCONSULT SDN. BHD.

It took 48 months to build and is expected to cost nearly 2 billion US dollars.