Tunnel Construction ChaosPattaya officials and the construction company in charge of building the tunnel have had a meeting to discuss the traffic congestion during its construction.
PATTAYA – June 8,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr.Ronnakit Aekasing-deputy mayor of Pattaya- was accompanied with Mr.Pakorn Sukonchart-deputy mayor of Pattaya- and representatives from the Department of Rural roads, Napha construction Co.,Ltd, official units and Nong Prue police officers in order to discuss the traffic congestion on the Sukhumvit road during the tunnel construction.
A representative from Napha construction revealed that the operator will install HDPE which was a 1.2 meter diameter drainage pipe which will drain waste water from the tunnel to Nong Yai district. As a result they needed to close the main road for 30 days because they had to install the drainage pipe from Central Pattaya through Siam Country club road.
However, there was plan B to close 4 lanes from the beginning of Sukhumvit 40 road to Father Ray foundation which was 50-100 meters. As a result the traffic will be squeezed into 2 lanes. .
Mr.Pakorn said that this project is really crucial and unavoidable and everyone will be affected by the traffic congestion in and around the Sukhumvit road and nearby roads and has asked for peoples understanding and patients while they are constructing the tunnel.