3 sub-districts meet to push new highways

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The Department of Rural Roads met with administrators from Nongprue, Nong Plalai and Huay Yai sub-districts to push forward road projects to solve traffic problems.

Nongprue Mayor Mai Chai­yanit, Nong Plalai Mayor Pinno Homklan and Kochsit Mulsraku, representing Huay Yai, welcomed Klangwit Uthairuang, director of the maintenance division at the Rural Roads Department to discuss road projects that run through all three municipalities.

The department called together all three local administrations to discuss possibilities of putting a road project forward to solve traffic issues as well as move forward with road development.

The department is concerned that the population of Pattaya and Banglamung District is growing rapidly and some of the existing roads are wearing out. Therefore the department is proposing to construct Route 1, which would be 18 kilometers long and connect Highway 36 to Huay Yai.

The project was first proposed in 2015 but has been stalled.

Representatives from Huay Yai also proposed more road projects including Route 4 to connect Route 1 to Jomtien Second Road to alleviate congestion on Sukhumvit Road.

The projects next will be brought up at a future public hearing where residents affected by the roadwork can offer their views.