Nongprue officials promised to upgrade lighting and reduce the work zone around roadwork on a Soi Siam Country Club side street.
Motorists have not adapted well to the construction zone, speeding through the area and failing to dodge concrete barriers in time. There have been several accidents, one last week that left a driver in serious condition. Neighborhood leaders in January put out a similar warning that went unheeded.
Nongprue engineering chief Thongchai Kamlungthai conceded the stretch of road on Soi Pornprapanimit 18 is poorly lit, so he promised to install lights and warning signs immediately.
In addition, the contractor installing a new drainage system and resurfacing the road pledged to finish the current phase of work quickly so as to reduce the work zone, which takes up a lane of Soi Siam Country Club.
But he told motorists to slow down. Accidents are happening because drivers slam into the barriers when they try to dodge them and fail.
Workers are laying reinforced concrete square drainage pipes between the beginning of the soi through the bridge connecting Ban Lang Pa Wan and Pornprapanimit Road.
The entirety of Soi Pornprapanimit 18 has been closed for the work with heavy machinery, a back hoe, and 10-wheeled trucks driving in and out to adjust the surface.
A detour to enter to Ban Lang Community was set up with the entrance at the next soi and runs through Soi Pornprapanimit 5 and on to Nongprue.
The work is scheduled to wrap by month’s end.