Sukhumvit to close Jan. 21 for new footbridge

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A stretch of Sukhumvit Road will close for eight hours on Jan. 21 for installation of a temporary pedestrian bridge.

At a Jan. 5 progress update on construction of the Central Road bypass tunnel, project engineer Titiwatchara Anurutthikul told Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and other city officials that traffic will be detoured off Sukhumvit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to construct the bridge near Pattaya School No.7.

Southbound traffic will turn on Soi Siam Country Club and be diverted to the railroad-parallel road. Northbound traffic will turn onto Soi Chalermprakiet 3 heading toward North Pattaya.

A stretch of Sukhumvit Road will close for eight hours on Jan. 21 for installation of a temporary pedestrian bridge.

The temporary pedestrian bridge will be used only until Feb. 21, when the permanent overpass will be completed by the Ban Chak service station, said project controller Wasan Unjit.

In his update, Titiwatchara said the entire construction project is approximately 40 percent complete, although building of the walls of the actual tunnel have reached the 80 percent mark. Digging, he said, should be concluded by the end of the year.