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Bangkok to Ban Chang motorway a "boon for tourism" - set to open in 2020

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Bangkok to Ban Chang motorway a "boon for tourism" - set to open in 2020

 

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The highways chief told Thai Rath that the Route 7 motorway Bangkok to Bang Chang will be open for motorists in 2020.
 
The road is now 91% complete. 
 
Anon Leuangboriboon said that the road would reduce journey times, increase safety and be a boon for tourism. 
 
The cost of the road that is an extension to the existing route is approximately 1.5 billion baht. 
 
Source: Thai Rath
 
 
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9 minutes ago, Gandtee said:

Are there any route maps of this new road?

Pretty easy really. Leave BKK heading for Patts on the 'motorway' and there will be a junction going in the Rayong/BanChang direction.

When you get close to BanChang it will bottleneck at the top of the town.

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5 hours ago, rooster59 said:
The highways chief told Thai Rath that the Route 7 motorway Bangkok to Bang Chang will be open for motorists in 2020.
 
The road is now 91% complete. 
 
Anon Leuangboriboon said that the road would reduce journey times, increase safety and be a boon for tourism. 

But by 2020, all the 'daytime is playtime' bars in BC will have long been shuttered.

 

Talk about a road to nowhere.

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1 minute ago, NanLaew said:

But by 2020, all the 'daytime is playtime' bars in BC will have long been shuttered.

 

Talk about a road to nowhere.

There is that along with 'restaurants' that spring up and shut down with monotonous regularity.

Maybe 4 long term jobs that I can think of.

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A year ago, the last time I was in Ban chang, the highway looked pretty close to completion already. What is taking them so long? Collection of backhanders? 

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58 minutes ago, thecyclist said:

A year ago, the last time I was in Ban chang, the highway looked pretty close to completion already. What is taking them so long? Collection of backhanders? 

The contract to buy the paint for the white and yellow lines is proving difficult, I expect.  Or perhaps someone has suggested, belatedly,  that road drains might be useful.  :sleep:

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1 hour ago, overherebc said:

Pretty easy really. Leave BKK heading for Patts on the 'motorway' and there will be a junction going in the Rayong/BanChang direction.

When you get close to BanChang it will bottleneck at the top of the town.

I appreciate what you say. I'm just curious about the actual route it takes.

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1 hour ago, thecyclist said:

A year ago, the last time I was in Ban chang, the highway looked pretty close to completion already. What is taking them so long? Collection of backhanders? 

 

Maybe there is more to the highway than a Ban Chang exit?

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That makes sense [not].

Continue to cement the country over and it's relationship to tourism.

 

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1 hour ago, thecyclist said:

A year ago, the last time I was in Ban chang, the highway looked pretty close to completion already. What is taking them so long? Collection of backhanders? 

a flyover linking the bypass road, is no where near finished, as is the sukhumvit road underpass, nor are any of the access roads. apart from that its all ready to rock

https://www.google.com/maps/@12.7157414,101.0215935,2056m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

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20 minutes ago, overherebc said:

OK.

Serious question.

What is there in BanChang to attract well heeled tourists?

Turn left Rayong, turn right Sattahip, straight on U Tapao

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