Although still bruised from the Soi Siam Country Club Road debacle, Nongprue officials are now preparing to rip up Pattanakarn Road to put in new sidewalks.
Already, 90 percent of the illegal advertising signs and billboards have been removed. The remainder are on private property, he said.
The sub-district is currently taking bids to rebuild sidewalks on both sides of Pattanakarn, with the paperwork expected to be signed by April and actual roadwork to begin after June.
Thongchai swore that the project will not adversely impact traffic as did the sub-district’s botched renovation of Soi Siam Country Club, which took more than three years and resulted in bankruptcies of many businesses along the destroyed street.
He did admit, however, it will create dust and debris.