Problems for commuters have arisen in Khao Maikaew due to unclear traffic lines at the Highway 3240 (Chaiyapornwithi) junction with Rural Road 4095, and at Pong Interchange where people are making quick U-turns to get onto the overpass. Also, some commuters suddenly turn right to get onto Highway 36 after crossing the bridge.
Residents using these roads say these problems regularly cause accidents and annoyance.
Banglamung District Chief Amnart Charoensri visited the area with his team and predicted the problems would be easy to solve. He instructed Banglamung Highway Dept to start by erasing the yellow dashed lines on the roads that are causing confusion, and install a stop sign on Highway 3240 from Khao Maikaew to turn right to Nongprue. New, correct traffic lines can be painted next week.
The problem at Pong Interchange would be fixed by having the Chonburi Highway Dept. install traffic posts to keep people from making U-turns there. A more permanent solution could be made in the middle of next year.
In the meantime, surveys will be conducted to find the best long term solutions, followed by budget proposals to carry out plans determined by the surveys. If the budget is approved, work will begin in April 2020.