East Pattaya one-way traffic experiment fails


A plan to turn the route between Soi Khao Talo and Soi Nong Krabok one-way with no U-turns to relieve traffic congestion has been halted after a week, as it actually made traffic worse.

Nongprue traffic inspector Pol. Maj. Natakan Prathumthree told reporters via May 19 that the test was unsuccessful and, instead, cops will be posted at busy intersections during the morning and afternoon rush hours to expedite traffic flow until new signals are installed.

Barriers have been taken away from Khao Talo and Nongkrabok in an attempt to ease traffic after the one-way traffic experiment failed.

The experiment had forced all cars coming from Soi Khao Talo along the railway-parallel road to turn left and make a U-turn at Nong Krabok; then, head back to Khao Talo.

Motorcycles were allowed to go straight to beginning of Soi Khao Talo, but cars and motorcycles coming from the railroad road heading toward Bangkok passing the Nong Krabok junction were not be allowed to turn right.

All vehicles coming from the railway road entering Sattahip or the entrance of Soi Khao Noi had to go straight and make a U-turn at Soi Nong Krabok.