First finishing touches put on central Pattaya wheelchair path

Friday, 16 May 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 20 By  Jetsada Homklin

Construction of a 3 million baht wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities is nearing the final stages as brick has been laid near the entrances of the school and Tantarak School.

The path in front of the vocational school is 1.2 meters wide and, like the rest of the route, is raised about 10cm above street level. The route running down to Big C Extra along Soi Paniadchang will be paved in asphalt except for the two school entrances done in brick.

The first phase of the wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities is finally nearing completion.The first phase of the wheelchair path near the Redemptorist Vocational School for Persons with Disabilities is finally nearing completion.

Construction has been sporadic, most recently stopped as the city tried to remove private structures encroaching on the public roadway.

Since it was announced in October, the wheelchair route has been a repeated source of disappointment for disabled students and staff. The path was initially expected to be separated by traffic by a barrier.  Instead, it simply a slightly raised surface separated only by a painted line, with no expectation traffic police will ticket anyone parking on it.

Work finally began in late December, then stopped again, only to resume Feb. 25.

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