Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai said on Wednesday, August 30th, that the city will expedite roadworks on Beach Road and Second Road to complete ahead of their scheduled completion dates in preparation for the upcoming high season in October.
Manoch visited both ongoing construction sites on Wednesday to inspect the progress of the two development projects.
On Beach Road, Manoch told local media that Pattaya City has urged the contractor of the Beach Road renovation project to accelerate the work, particularly the re-paving of asphalt on Beach Road to restore the road’s normal functionality. The goal is to complete the renovation by October to minimize the impact on the city’s tourism sphere, as October marks the beginning of the tourism high season and weekly events.
Manoch said workers will work from Monday to Friday each week. He said that although operations on Beach Road will be paused on Saturdays and Sundays due to increased traffic, workers will shift their focus to the renovation of pedestrian walkways adjacent to the beach instead.
Meanwhile, at Pattaya Second Road, where the construction of the drainage system is continuing, Manoch said that he hopes the project will be completed by its deadline of September 20th. If it is not, the city will take action against the project contractor, he said.
The new drainage system will effectively solve the flooding problems that have plagued Soi Buakhao 15 also, he said.
Manoch further revealed that after the completion of the drainage system, there will be a repainting effort to redefine the parking spaces on both the right and left sides of Second Road.
This will restore normal parking conditions, without allowing parking on the left side of the road. The city of Pattaya will collaborate with the local police to enhance enforcement of this restriction, Manoch said.