Road renovation in South Pattaya is causing a lot of controversy, with sidewalk repairs delayed
Slowly the foreign tourists find their way to Pattaya, but at the same time, they arrive in a city where many construction works are taking place. This puts Pattaya behind with regard to the safety and convenience of the tourists.
With no one now able to do anything about the disruption of major road works that will last until January, shopkeepers in South Pattaya want at the very least, sidewalks repaired and the dust sprayed.
The ongoing project to build new drainage pipes between Soi in and Walking Street along South Road has proved a disastrous renovation for traffic and business in South Pattaya. Only one lane of Second Road is open near South Road and ongoing work by contractors has turned sidewalks near the reconstruction area into a wasteland.
Several shopkeepers have appealed to city council member Nikom Sangkaew to demand that the contractor not only be more conscientious about the damage they cause but also repair the sidewalks and minimize the dust they cause. .
Massage parlour owners near the intersection said customers and staff were tripped and injured on the sidewalk and massage parlours were experiencing financial loss from the high dust.
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