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Pattaya tunnel project delayed

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delayed is ok,i feared the word ''SCRAPED OR FAILED''...cha cha

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21 minutes ago, Xaos said:

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

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Yes that will really lower traffic on sukumvit once its operational..all traffic from sriracha to  rayong will take that highway instead.and also bkk to jomtien traffic will take that highway.

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Opening after the end of April is probably a good thing.

Having to drive under a pedestrian bridge of any sort, one would expect to suffer by presenting yourself as an easy Sonkran target.

 

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11 minutes ago, Gold Star said:

Opening after the end of April is probably a good thing.

Having to drive under a pedestrian bridge of any sort, one would expect to suffer by presenting yourself as an easy Sonkran target.

 

Never used to be an issue with the old bridge.

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Happy Songrkan to everybody who will have to cross Pattaya this year ! Enjoy your poor life !

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54 minutes ago, BsBs said:

Happy Songrkan to everybody who will have to cross Pattaya this year ! Enjoy your poor life !

Correct. I stock up the fridge and watch the madness unfold with so many unnecessary deaths!!!

 

Truly bizarre. 

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Just now, NormanW said:

 watch the madness unfold with so many unnecessary deaths!!!

 

Less than a normal day on Thai roads !!

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They say that government holidays responsible for the delays   I would not want that contractor involved in building my house

 

How the heck do they Not consider holidays into their projections

 

They are just making excuses for the delay or then are total idiots or both

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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.

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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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