Pothole causes problems on Soi Bongkot

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The intersection of Soi Bongkot and South Pattaya Road has become more dangerous with the opening of a large hole in the road.

Complaints began coming in about the pothole Sept. 23, with residents saying it was caused by a 10-wheeled truck when its rear wheel broke off. The driver got out, looked at the hole, told witnesses it was not his fault because the road is old. Then he drove away.

Years of use and repeated flooding has taken a toll on the South Pattaya street and residents are calling for city work crews to come out and repave the soi.

Locals want the hole fixed soon because it is located around a sharp curve and has narrowed the turning area causing difficulty with driving.