City-wide roadwork leaves Pattaya traffic in gridlock

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Construction sites like this have sprung up all over town extending to Naklua and Sukhumvit highway causing traffic congestion everywhere.

Citywide roadwork has Pattaya residents up in arms with locals claiming city hall is making bad traffic even worse due to poor planning.

From the southern end of Beach Road to Second Road near Central Road to Sukhumvit Road in Naklua roads have been dug up, holes left with barriers and lanes closed in a patchwork of projects that leaves no area free of congestion.

Residents say Pattaya officials should limit roadwork to a single zone at a time and not wreck the entire traffic grid simultaneously.

City hall countered that it received budgets for various projects from laying drainage pipes to burying electricity lines and that the budgets must be spent.