Rimmer

Pattaya tunnel project delayed

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Wait wait.....at the start of the project the estimated date of completion would be somewhere beginning of April 2018.

Then suddenly and as a big surprise in October last year it was announced that completion would be end of February 2017. 

Now, a "delay" until Songkran 2017 is expected.

 

What's the delay?

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4 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Since most of the remaining 8% to completion appears to b in the tunnel itself which has absolutely no traffic disruption, why is it taking them so long to do the resurfacing and sealing of the slip roads on either side. Sometimes it looks like they only have enough money for 10 trucks and 200 m of new bitumen at a time. I will admit that they have become quite adept at moving the rows of concrete lane dividers several times a day to fit around the scatter-gun resurfacing project.

 

Regarding the time to install the pedestrian overpasses, learning that they will have elevators at each side explains why they reckon that will take a further 8 months to complete this. I thought that incorporating pedestrian underpasses like they have in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur would have been a much more elegant solution. Then again, making an elevated highway instead of this bloody tunnel was obviously not expensive enough for the then sitting city management. Note how the remaining buggered up bit of SSCC is the bit that comes under Pattaya City's jurisdiction.

You've done again.

Take a good going moaning thread and totally ruin it by throwing in real facts and common sense. 

Stand in the corner for 30 minutes and have a word with yourself.

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Just went both ways.  What an absolute mess.  They should be embarrassed.  Traffic is really backed up.  Both ways the lane on the outside is a disaster.  Dirt, rocks, holes.  Horrible.  Absolutely terrible.

 

I was in Latvia a few years ago.  Saw them resurfacing a highway.  They could do about 2km of road an hour.  From start to finish.  What a professional job.  Here, we've been waiting for a long time for a properly resurfaced road outside the tunnel.  Unreal.

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On 3/10/2017 at 11:59 AM, Rimmer said:

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Not sure if anyone has noticed this already, however it would be difficult not to, at the exit of the tunnel when you drive Northbound there is a wet spot on the Sukhumit road surface for about 3 months already even when it hasn't rained for weeks.

 

It is where the car, behind the bus in the picture, is situated and on the newly laid surface. A few months ago I noticed a "bunch of engineers" standing and staring at the wet spot, but other then it getting bigger by the day nothing has changed since

 

How long before the road surface will start crumbling and a big hole will appear?

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1 hour ago, Allstars said:

 

Not sure if anyone has noticed this already, however it would be difficult not to, at the exit of the tunnel when you drive Northbound there is a wet spot on the Sukhumit road surface for about 3 months already even when it hasn't rained for weeks.

 

It is where the car, behind the bus in the picture, is situated and on the newly laid surface. A few months ago I noticed a "bunch of engineers" standing and staring at the wet spot, but other then it getting bigger by the day nothing has changed since

 

How long before the road surface will start crumbling and a big hole will appear?

Well usually holes will start to pop up soon as traffic drives over the improved roads again so u need to wait patiently.

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On ‎11‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 10:35 AM, craigt3365 said:

Just went both ways.  What an absolute mess.  They should be embarrassed.  Traffic is really backed up.  Both ways the lane on the outside is a disaster.  Dirt, rocks, holes.  Horrible.  Absolutely terrible.

 

I was in Latvia a few years ago.  Saw them resurfacing a highway.  They could do about 2km of road an hour.  From start to finish.  What a professional job.  Here, we've been waiting for a long time for a properly resurfaced road outside the tunnel.  Unreal.

I agree and in many countries they use generators and huge lights so they can keep doing the work even at night time. This has caused  so much inconvenience and such delays because the traffic has been narrowed down to one lane that they should have been doing this in shifts on a 24-hour basis but there is no sense of urgency whatsoever.

And what about the sidewalk of the eastern side- well in short there isn't one any more :giggle: complete shambles.

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6 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

Well usually holes will start to pop up soon as traffic drives over the improved roads again so u need to wait patiently.

They need an expert to come and look into it.

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now that I have seen this in real time ,I don't understand why they couldn't accomplish this with heavy equipment such as scrapers(landmovers ) and cats etc..this isn't a tunnel its a normal overpass,nothing about this is underground...????

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El Chapo called,he says ''that is not a tunnel''...sawadee amigo

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7 hours ago, mok199 said:

now that I have seen this in real time ,I don't understand why they couldn't accomplish this with heavy equipment such as scrapers(landmovers ) and cats etc..this isn't a tunnel its a normal overpass,nothing about this is underground...????

why couldn't they have created an elevated overpass with most of the components prefabricated off-site and simply assembled? It could have been done in months instead of years.

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3 hours ago, Asiantravel said:

why couldn't they have created an elevated overpass with most of the components prefabricated off-site and simply assembled? It could have been done in months instead of years.

Its because,     T.I.P     (this is pattaya)  :giggle:

 

 

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13 hours ago, Asiantravel said:

why couldn't they have created an elevated overpass with most of the components prefabricated off-site and simply assembled? It could have been done in months instead of years.

The overpasses being built heading into Sriracha seem to be taking years.

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