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Sinkholes and railway road conditions causes accidents, heavy complaints on social media in Pattaya


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Sinkholes on a railway road in the Pattaya area have caused a road accident in which two people have sustained injuries as well as substantial warnings and complaints about the road overall on Thai social media.

 

The Pattaya News reporting team went to the road yesterday, June 20th, 2021, that is located along the railway which is between Soi Nern Plubwan and Soi Khao Noi. This road periodically suffers regular flooding and is also part of a major proposed drainage construction project.

 

Multiple sinkholes of various sizes are visible on the road, including in areas that appear to have been recently paved in an attempt to fix the problem.

 

Full Story: https://thepattayanews.com/2021/06/21/sinkholes-and-railway-road-conditions-causes-accidents-heavy-complaints-on-social-media-in-pattaya/

 

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the road should be closed - it is dangerous 

 

can you imagine travelling on this road after a rain shower were all the holes are hidden 

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Those weren't "sink hole repairs". They were parts of the road they'd dug into to lay some new drain pipes. There were 3-4 spots between Nern Plerb Wan and Khao Noi (heading south) where they appear to have dug a hole and had a large pipe it looked like they were feeding into the hole. That was barely a week ago.

And the last time I went by, it seems the holes were already very wet/muddy. So they must have finished whatever it was they were doing with those pipes, dumped some dirt in the hole as filler then laid an inch of asphalt on top and walked away, thinking they'd done a bang up job.

 Like almost all the other road repair jobs they do around here. (Drive up/down Soi Khao Noi from the railway to past the Chill Market and see what a fantastic job they do repairing the road every time someone digs a new hole in it.)

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14 hours ago, johng said:

Ohh dear T.i.T  "never mind"   stick some  twigs in the hole to warn drivers.13502095_560783127457022_2749446280718780816_n.jpg.6e8935b50f11f0b1f5535f5633d24033.jpg

Imagine hitting that on your motorbike.

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Imagine hitting that on your motorbike.

And it does not look like a big issue and yes someone walked away from it leaving it that way to kill people, presumably unmarked... (or maybe put the twigs if there is  tree nearby!)

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9 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

And it does not look like a big issue and yes someone walked away from it leaving it that way to kill people, presumably unmarked... (or maybe put the twigs if there is  tree nearby!)

 

 

That hole has been dug twice now in the past month, maybe they are going to dig again hence the sub-standard fill job.

 

Confuses me why they keep laying the same pipe.

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This is so normal in Thailand, they just resurfaced a road near me from concrete to asphalt, now the 'drain' is a good 6'' below the road surface, problem was solved after a week by sticking a cone on top.🙄

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It will only stop when they put those responsible, company and responsible officials in jail for a loooooooooooong time and order the municipality to pay hefty 6 figures fines and compensations to the victims.

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Just drove past there a few minutes ago. Half the spots they'd dug and covered are blocked by traffic cones now and you can see they all had collapsed, some worse that others. The other spots are still being worked on.

All they need to do now is slap some of those thick steel sheets on top of the collapsed sections, turning the holes into moguls (that would be better served on a ski hill) and will be sure to nail more than a few unsuspecting motorcycles, especially at night.

Then they will eventually (within 2-3 years hopefully) refill the holes and slap an extra thick layer of asphalt on top, making those moguls a permanent feature. Just like they seem to do everywhere else.

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Pipe laying here has gone from small pipes to large pipes to v large pipes and back to small none of which has lessened the flooding but has kept pipelaying companies gainfully employed. When the 'High Speed' Elevated track is constructed they will have to sort this otherwise the new track will be washed away. Remember lads water runs downhill and can only be pumped uphill by building a huge catchment tank and pumping at a higher level. It's called Attenuation! 

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1 hour ago, Kerryd said:

Just drove past there a few minutes ago. Half the spots they'd dug and covered are blocked by traffic cones now and you can see they all had collapsed, some worse that others. The other spots are still being worked on.

All they need to do now is slap some of those thick steel sheets on top of the collapsed sections, turning the holes into moguls (that would be better served on a ski hill) and will be sure to nail more than a few unsuspecting motorcycles, especially at night.

Then they will eventually (within 2-3 years hopefully) refill the holes and slap an extra thick layer of asphalt on top, making those moguls a permanent feature. Just like they seem to do everywhere else.

 

Stop it! This is a world class resort I'll have you know!

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I'm  shocked. It was my understanding that Pattaya is a world-class resort rivaling Miami. Having seen this article I have cancelled my holiday booking in favour of self-isolation and self-flagellation.......I shall also make a substantial donation to the Prawit Horology Society.

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On 6/22/2021 at 2:54 PM, RichardColeman said:

I get the feeling the new plan will be to lower the rest of the road to the sunken bits

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One day they will learn that it's pretty stoopid to lay tarmac on sand, when it rains the sand gets washed away and sinkholes appear - magic 😎

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On 6/21/2021 at 5:03 PM, snoop1130 said:

This road periodically suffers regular flooding and is also part of a major proposed drainage construction project.

Projects are always 'proposed'.  Committees are formed meeting regularly to ensure a goodly supply of free lunches and travel expenses.  A feasibility study is ordered to be carried out by a 'friend' of the chairman.  Two years later some work is actually carried out but as Thai workers are usually inept, lazy and badly managed, no improvement is discernible.  I have lived in this area for sixteen years and use this road four times a week.

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On 6/21/2021 at 9:02 PM, hotchilli said:

Imagine hitting that on your motorbike.

need an old spirit house with a red fanta and thais wont go near it.....but then id expect a lottery lady and moo ping grill set up next to it..

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