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    Itís Nearly Finished by Danny Boy .

    Itís Nearly Finished



    Rumor has it that the Pattaya underpass is finally nearing completion. After years of planning and construction, February 2017 has been earmarked as the completion date.

    Itís about time if you ask me; traffic on Sukhumvit Road has been a nightmare ever since they started, however, there are still a few questions that are yet to be answered.

    Will it actually help the flow of traffic? Pattayaís traffic seems to get gradually worse every year. They keep on expanding the city with new businesses, which is great, but they fail to address the infrastructure to cater for the extra tourists that the new businesses attract. The underpass is one of the first steps towards this, so we can only wait and see how much of an effect it will have.

    Then there is the problem of flooding. It doesnít take long for Sukhumvit road to flood after a bit of heavy rain, and the traffic often gets brought to a standstill. I have seen, on several occasions, cars and motorbikes stranded in the middle of the road. Hopefully they have thought about this and put the correct drainage systems in place; otherwise we could end up with a river flowing through the underpass instead of cars.

    Finally, the big one! Will it actually be completed in February? Iím sure most of you have your doubts, and based on past experiences, rightly so, but letís all keep our fingers crossed for this one.

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    It looks finished in the photo

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    Will it actually help the flow of traffic?

    Well i wouldn't hold one's breath.

    If it is anything like the ones in some parts of Bangkok, at the tunnel exit the four lanes in one direction get added to the two from the tunnel into the same 4 lanes that the original road has, right next to a bus stop and the entrance to a shopping mall. So the traffic in the tunnel is still stationary as all the eedyots try to change lanes at the same time.
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    There's about 10 of these underpasses in the Chiang Mai ring road system. Yes they do speed the flow of traffic, an initial design flaw was the U turn which they didn't allow a filter lane for ending up in traffic jams. They've reworked some of the junctions to remove an unneeded pavement and change to a filter lane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    I’m sure most of you have your doubts
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    It’s Nearly Finished by Danny Boy
    Does he have any helper or will he finish it alone?

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    Is that thaivisa cafe still open?

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