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23 October 2014 :: 11:10:51 am 93147

Central Pattaya Tunnel Postponed Until 2015

Pattaya tunnel construction is going to be postponed until after the new year’s celebration to reduce traffic congestion during the holiday period.
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PATTAYA – October 21, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at Pattaya City Hall, Chonburi province, Mr. Sakchai Taenghor (Banglamung sheriff) chaired the meeting about the proposed construction of a tunnel under the road at an intersection of Sukhumvit-Central Pattaya road. There were heads of government sectors, representatives of Chonburi Provincial Police Station, Pattaya City Council Members, consultant company contractors and related officers attending the meeting.

 

The construction will start on the Sukhumvit road at in front of Redemptorist Center Pattaya in the area of the entrance to Siam Country Club golf course through central Pattaya intersection and will end at Soi Boonsamphan intersection. The project will start November 15, 2014 and will be finished in February, 2017 with budget of 850 million THB approximately.

 

Mr. Pakorn Sukhonthachart (Deputy District Chief of Pattaya city) said that initially he has been informed that during the construction 1 traffic lane beside the traffic island will be closed in order to demolish all public utilities in that area and the construction will be divided into 2 parts; the first part will start from in front of Redemptorist Center Pattaya to central Pattaya intersection and the second and third part from central Pattaya to in front of King Power Department Store.

 

He said that it will cause serious traffic problem and its essential to inform the public about alternative routes with posters and signs to avoid the traffic congestion.

 

This meeting was to discuss about the designation of traffic routes, including U-turns. The consultation will involve the police from 3 police stations who take responsibility in each area which will take time to prepare so now they are looking at postponing the start of construction until after the New Year’s celebrations when the construction will cause less traffic congestion during the holiday period.

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