Walking Street repaired after safety concerns

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Pattaya workers perform the first major repairs on Walking Street’s mammoth LED sign since it was installed nine years ago.
Pattaya workers perform the first major repairs on Walking Street’s mammoth LED sign since it was installed nine years ago.

Pattaya workers did the first major repairs on Walking Street’s mammoth LED sign since it was installed nine years ago.

Maintenance chief Nikhom Lawan led the operation to replace rusted metal beams and pillars July 21 following complaints that the sign, topped with a giant LED advertising screen was in need of repair.

The modern sign replaced Walking Street’s signature arched sign in 2008. The old version remains at the southern end of Walking Street.

The work crew moved quickly and were done with repairs before the nightlife strip opened for the evening.

Nikhom said more repairs need to be done on lights and boards, but at least the screen-topped sign is safe again to walk under.