Pattaya continued clearing a Naklua traffic bottleneck exacerbated by private encroachment on public land.
City workers used heavy machinery to demolish the sidewalk at the intersection of Naklua Soi 19 to widen the roadway. A private wall was removed on May 10.
Afterward, plans call for creation of a new footpath seven meters long and six meters wide. A utility pole also will be moved. New lane lines and no-parking markers on the curb will complete the job.
The intention is to allow more cars to flow through the busy intersection which leads to Photisampan Temple and School and reduce accidents.