An MP-elect from the Move Forward party (MFP) lodged a complaint on behalf of Pattaya residents with the Pattaya mayor concerning the delayed construction of traffic islands on Thepprasit Road.
The construction was obstructing the entrance and exit of Thepprasit Road, which subsequently created heavy traffic jams throughout the area, Mr. Yodchai Puengporn, an MP-elect from the MFP who represents Chonburi’s Nongprue sub-district, told Pattaya mayor Poramese Ngampiches yesterday, May 22nd.
He said the obstructive roadwork also caused grievances to residents, who lived in the area under his responsibility. This was why he had to lodge an urgent complaint directly to the mayor to speed up the project as soon as possible, Mr. Yodchai stated.
Regarding the project, Poramese explained that the building of traffic islands was part of a project to upgrade Thepprasit Road and its surrounding areas to accommodate future underground electrical cables to avoid the need for re-excavation.
He said the traffic islands were also crucial in reducing accidents on Thepprasit Road. Accidents had been frequent in the area because of the lack of median strips, traffic lights, and emergency lights, Poramese said.
Poramese added that surveys were conducted prior to the construction to gather comments from both the general public and businesses on both sides of the road, and the majority had agreed.
All in all, the mayor had addressed the concerns and accepted the complaint. He promised that he would look into the issue and work towards establishing better understanding with the affected residents.
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