Walking Street, Pattaya —
The Walking Street roadwork completion has been postponed from August to September 2022 while it is currently at almost 30% progress, the Pattaya City Council Chairman said.
Council Chairman Bunlue Kullavanich inspected the Walking Street resurfacing project, yesterday, June 15th, in South Pattaya to directly seek updates from the contractor, D.D. Infrastructure Company and clarification on what was holding the project back.
According to the chairman, Pattaya City and the Electric Generating Authorities of Thailand (EGAT) had made good progress in removing wires underground prior to the Walking Street resurfacing project. The details of the resurfacing project included removing the old pavement blocks, leveling the ground with sand, and then laying new blocks with an artistic pattern.
However, the contractor informed Bunlue that the completion of the entire Walking Street resurfacing project needs to be pushed back from August to September 2022 due to Pattaya City and the EGAT’s delay in transferring the area to them. According to City Council Chairman, the project was 27% complete.
This is despite pleas from local business owners to expedite the project with many frustrated about the condition of the road as tourism increases and more businesses on Walking Street reopens.
Banlue was a former deputy mayor in charge of traffic and construction projects around Pattaya, along with education, notes TPN.