Pattaya plans to turn a stretch of garbage and overgrowth strewn land near the Pattaya train station into a new road to relieve area traffic congestion.
City Councilman Manoch Nongyai and train station manager Manas Lekduna met Aug. 5 with residents in the Sukhumvit Soi 45 area about the project, which will see the city clear the land and several illegal structures erected on the public property.
Authorities are clearing trees and brush to begin putting in a new road through the Sukhumvit Soi 45 area.
They explained that a two-lane road, six meters wide, will be paved along the tracks for two kilometers. The road will connect Soi 45 with Highway 7.
The officials conceded the road is not that long, but it will help improve safety for students traveling to school and rush-hour congestion on other streets.
The land clearing will take about two weeks. No details were provided on the timetable for road construction.