Nongprue road workers nowhere to be found as Soi Khao Noi sinks

Friday, 29 August 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 35 By  Jetsada Homklin

East Pattaya residents are calling on Nongprue Sub-district officials to repair a kilometer-long section of Soi Khao Noi that started collapsing at the beginning of August but has not been fixed.

Community leader Chaimongkhol Bunsuud said the section of the busy road near Paradise Hill Village collapsed after water pipes under the street broke and escaping water undermined the road’s foundation. Frequent runs by garbage trucks accessing a refuse-transfer station compounded the problem, he said.

Community leader Chaimongkhol Bunsuud points out how the road is still damaged.  The sign reads, “the road is collapsing”.Community leader Chaimongkhol Bunsuud points out how the road is still damaged.  The sign reads, “the road is collapsing”.

Provincial Waterworks Authority crews have since repaired the pipes, but their roadwork has left Soi Khao Noi in the same depressed, dangerous condition it was in before. Yet, despite many complaints, Nongprue officials have done nothing.

Nongprue public works department officials did not return repeated requests for comment.

Area residents have resorted to placing signs in the area imploring drivers to slow down to avoid accidents and heavy trucks to use alternate routes.

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