Reader TalkBack: Should Pattaya Open Dongtan Beach Road to Traffic 24 Hours a Day?

The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a current news-related question and then after a week or so publish a variety of diverse and interesting answers. These talkbacks are often read by Pattaya City leaders and relevant officials and we have been told they do factor in resident opinions to decision making.

This week, we want to ask our readers what they think about the proposal to open Dongtan Beach Road, connecting Pratumnak to Jomtien Beach, to traffic 24 hours a day. The road has traditionally been closed overnight to traffic but according to Pattaya City Hall due to the rapid growth of businesses in the Pratumnak area and night time bars and restaurants it makes sense to open the street overnight. Some local condo residents, however, are concerned about noise potential. You can read our full article about the proposal by tapping or clicking here.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below, social media comments, or E-mail us at We will publish some of the best responses in a week or so. See you soon!

Adam Judd
Mr. Adam Judd is the Co-owner of TPN Media since December 2017. He is originally from Washington D.C., America, but has also lived in Dallas, Sarasota, and Portsmouth. His background is in retail sales, HR, and operations management, and has written about news and Thailand for many years. He has lived in Pattaya for over nine years as a full-time resident, is well known locally and been visiting the country as a regular visitor for over a decade. His full contact information, including office contact information, can be found on our Contact Us page below. Stories please e-mail About Us: Contact Us: