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According to this article it' snow open for a "trial run" but it also states the only access point is at Utapao airport so if I drive down to Ambassador City the entrance to the new road is still blocked?

So the free trial run is anyone wanting to drive on it has to enter at Utapao and the drive north, make a U-turn at some pint and then return to Utapao??

 

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1922684/pattaya-map-ta-phut-route-trial-begins

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Yeah only entries/exits open are the ones at either end.

 

Enter at U-Tapao and exit onto the 7 motorway.... or vice versa.

 

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You can check the map in this thread (which has dropped down to page 3 in the Pattaya News forum already):
https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165327-pattaya-map-ta-phut-tollway-opens-for-free-trial-period/?do=findComment&comment=15445320

A couple people have driven the route. It's only open at the top and bottom ends. The other exits/entrances won't open until Sept (all going well).

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OK, so to go from top to bottom starting in Pattaya I'll have to drive Siam CC up to 36 then keep left onto 7 and hug another left onto the new highway before the Pattaya toll booths, right?

 

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6 minutes ago, Inderpland said:

OK, so to go from top to bottom starting in Pattaya I'll have to drive Siam CC up to 36 then keep left onto 7 and hug another left onto the new highway before the tool booths, right?

 

From Pattaya why not just get on the 7, go through the toll booth and then take the new road (entry on the right).

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2 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

From Pattaya why not just get on the 7, go through the toll booth and then take the new road (entry on the right).

OK, silly me. I just assumed I was only able to enter the new highway driving southbound on 7. Thanks, I will do as you suggested.

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6 minutes ago, Inderpland said:

OK, so to go from top to bottom starting in Pattaya I'll have to drive Siam CC up to 36 then keep left onto 7 and hug another left onto the new highway before the tool booths, right?

 


Pretty much, unless you want to pay a toll by getting on the 7 from the other way, going through the toll booths then taking the off ramp onto the extension.

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7 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


Pretty much, unless you want to pay a toll by getting on the 7 from the other way, going through the toll booths then taking the off ramp onto the extension.

When going to Chantaburi I pay 10 Baht for that little stretch of 7 I drive on before turning onto 36, so based on distance traveled that would be about 5 Baht I guess.

But we shall see, I will give it a go today.

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19 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


Pretty much, unless you want to pay a toll by getting on the 7 from the other way, going through the toll booths then taking the off ramp onto the extension.

You dont pay a toll to get onto the 7.

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2 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

You dont pay a toll to get onto the 7.

True, you pay when getting off it. So if Kerryd is right there is an "off" toll booth when turning onto the new highway.

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4 minutes ago, Inderpland said:

True, you pay when getting off it. So if Kerryd is right there is an "off" toll booth when turning onto the new highway.

Don't know to be honest as I only drive past the on ramp on the way to work, guess there could be one further up... charge should not be more than 50 satang though given the distance travelled on the 7

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Just now, Don Mega said:

Don't know to be honest as I only drive past the on ramp on the way to work, guess there could be one further up... change should not be more than 50 satang though given the distance travelled on the 7

Well, I will give it a go and report back. Not that it's of any huge interest but in these Covid times you take what you can get:wink:

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Did the run from the Pattaya entrance where I picked up the card and gave it back at the Utapao exit - no charge.

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Nice ride ?

Very busy ?

 

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I did Ban Chang to Pattaya, no charge. Great place for some racing. You can see the drifting marks on the road.

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