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More traffic chaos coming to Pattaya as cable work set to begin

 

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The Pattaya authorities have warned the public to expect traffic problems for the next three months as cable work begins in Central Pattaya next week.

 

The local electrical generating authority is burying power cables in the middle of the road and there will be barriers and closures right up to Sukhumvit Road from the sub-station in Central Pattaya.

 

Work will begin next Tuesday and is expected to last for three months.

 

The electrical authority said the work will cause disruption to businesses and the public that use the area.

 

A meeting was held at the municipal headquarters attended by deputy mayor Apichart Wirapan where concerns were expressed and solutions discussed for the likely problems that will occur in the area.

 

There was some good news - the work is being done to stop power cuts in the area.

 

In total 1,100 meters of cable will be buried at a cost of 75 million baht.

 

Weary Pattaya folk commented online on Sophon Cable's Facebook page that they hoped the work would not drag on over schedule as is the case for the infamous Pattaya tunnel that is still unopened.

 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/STVPattaya/posts/1613854518635476

 
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1 hour ago, wpcoe said:

Interesting.  I never gave it much thought, but I assumed the cables would be under the sidewalks where easy access would be.  Live and learn.

Unless they got some cultural issue with walking on top of electricity .. You know what their like with feet and stuff 

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Boy a lot of shops are going to be surprised.  I have seen lots of "T" connections, splices etc.  Putting meters in as they go?  And while buried cables are quite common, my faith in the Thai electrical companies is low.  Lots of rainwater and routine flooding there.

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I used to do a lot of this work....very simple in new areas......but along Suk. in Pattaya....a disaster in the making!

They'll start, but never finish!

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I wonder if the PEA is doing the work now because they know something about the Klang-Suk junction, namely it won't open for many more months. 

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Thank Bill Gates for this. Electricuting the odd passer-by meant traffic flowed freely.

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So just as tunnel is about to open, and (supposedly) make access to central Pattaya easier, they rip up the main artery. These people are unbelievably inept at managing their city. 

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in the middle of the road? Is that normal for these sort of cables? how can they be accessed for any service or repairs?

 

 

It seems though that whatever road or infrastructure work is carried out on Thailand in general scant regard is given to the ramifications.

Businesses, road users (inc pedestrians) are in general just left to find their own way around the problems.

 

Safety issues, road cones and diversions seem to be an anathema to these folk.

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Oh great, just what we need...MORE infrastructure work to create MORE traffic problems! Will it ever end?! Does this city govt have ANY foresight?!

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32 minutes ago, cumgranosalus said:

in the middle of the road? Is that normal for these sort of cables? how can they be accessed for any service or repairs?

 

 

It seems though that whatever road or infrastructure work is carried out on Thailand in general scant regard is given to the ramifications.

Businesses, road users (inc pedestrians) are in general just left to find their own way around the problems.

 

Safety issues, road cones and diversions seem to be an anathema to these folk.

how can they be accessed for any service or repairs?

 

Easy! Dig the road up again, or even better, close the damned road. Make every bloody street a Walking Street...

 

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