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Pattaya tunnel project delayed

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PATTAYA:--The Sukhumvit-Central roads bypass tunnel will not open as planned this month, with holidays and insufficient work space pushing back its opening.

 

The 837-million-baht tunnel was supposed to be completed by the end of February after more than two years of traffic-clogging construction. But work is only 92 percent complete and a construction foreman on site said it’s unknown how long the final 8 percent will take.

 

Project manager Chairoj Thammniramai did not answer repeated telephone calls from the Pattaya Mail.

 

The on-site foreman claimed that the many government holidays – most on the calendar before work began – contributed to the delays.

 

He also complained that crews have been hampered by busy Sukhumvit Road. The need to keep as many lanes as possible open has cramped the construction workers, leaving them insufficient space to operate, he said.

 

News of the delay will surprise few, as most critics predicted a construction job of this size would never be completed on time.

But there are positive signs: A recent deluge that left many parts of Pattaya flooded had no effect on the inside of the tunnel, which remained dry.

 

Workers are busy inside the tunnel doing interior work on electrical and drainage systems and even painting.

Workers say an added layer of complexity was added with the planned construction of an elevator-equipped pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road near the northern end of the tunnel zone.

 

Read more: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-tunnel-project-delayed-166819

 
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No surprise there, bit of a delay going north on suk, 4 lane's into 1 now

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29 minutes ago, trigpoint said:

No surprise there, bit of a delay going north on suk, 4 lane's into 1 now

a bit of a delay! The other day it took me 20 minutes to get from South Pats to North Pats, and that was on a bike!

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Amazing Pattaya  :saai:

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1 hour ago, taichiplanet said:

a bit of a delay! The other day it took me 20 minutes to get from South Pats to North Pats, and that was on a bike!

Suggest next time to go down to 3rd Road, turn right and along to North ?

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Are more tunnels in the pipeline?

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No, but the reconstruction of Soi Siam Country Club is still ongoing .....

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21 minutes ago, Halfaboy said:

No, but the reconstruction of Soi Siam Country Club is still ongoing .....

How long has that been now?  At least a year, right?

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1 hour ago, canopus1969 said:

Suggest next time to go down to 3rd Road, turn right and along to North ?

did that yesterday, and not too bad, though South Rd was slow for cars. I was trying to keep it to myself, so 3rd Rd wouldn't become grid locked. :biggrin:

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Wasn't the initial projected timeline for the tunnel 3 years ?

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Halfaboy said:

No, but the reconstruction of Soi Siam Country Club is still ongoing .....

Another priority project no doubt. 

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short term pain for the long term good. the tunnel looks like it will be very good.

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1 hour ago, canopus1969 said:

Suggest next time to go down to 3rd Road, turn right and along to North ?

 

 

!!!!!   Now you have buggered it !!   :smile:

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They making new motorway around Ambasador to BKK that be good too.

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