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Map of Road 7 extention and a New East-West link.

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I found a map that shows the proposed Road 7 extention all the way to the South,

and also a new East-West link about 9 km South of Thepprasit at Sukhumvit mile marker 157,

just to the South of Ambassador Hotel.

The new roads will help North-South traffic to bypass Pattaya. The Road 7 was poorly planned, dumping

Bangkok traffic in the middle of Pattaya. The poorly managed tunnel construction futher adds to

the chaos before it can be of any help.

It was reported on Bangkok Post construction will begin at the end of 2015 , it will take 2 1/2 years to complete, can't wait.

http://www.doh.go.th/WEB/hwyorg15000/gallary/pattaya-maptaphut%202/%E0%B9%81%E0%B8%9C%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%9E%E0%B8%B1%E0%B8%9A.pdf

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link to Bangkok Post deleted as per forum rules
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Pretty much old news, it cuts across the back of Huay Yai, east of Chack Ngeao (Chack Nell) and eventually comes out at Ban Chang, it will be classed as motorway #7 till the end. There will be one major offtake that will come out in Ban Amphur, a single straight link, however, this goes through Huay Yai and all the police local mafia there are trying to make this as difficult as possible, which of course can be overcome for the usual, or now - exaggerated fee!

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This map may be old news to some but I have been trying to find this proposed route to Ban Chang for a long time. Is this the route that will actually get bid on and built? It looks like the end point in Ban Chang will be right next to the railroad tracks.

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This map may be old news to some but I have been trying to find this proposed route to Ban Chang for a long time. Is this the route that will actually get bid on and built? It looks like the end point in Ban Chang will be right next to the railroad tracks.

comes out near to the flyover and the new Toyota garage, and a spur to the beach, could all be a part of the new entry into Utapao airport.

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This map may be old news to some but I have been trying to find this proposed route to Ban Chang for a long time. Is this the route that will actually get bid on and built? It looks like the end point in Ban Chang will be right next to the railroad tracks.

It appears to be the current proposed route in which bidding will be started on this month, or least for what's possible at this stage. The bidding is a several month process. I don't think the detailed plans are completed yet, especially further to the west with the Ban Amphur/Ban Saray intersection to Sukhumvit. I'm sure the actual route will change slightly as the bids go out. The proposed route considerably different from the three other proposed routes published by the Pattaya Progress Association a couple of years ago. Those didn't seem very practical, especially to the south and west of the Mabprachan Reservoir.

I live in Huai Yai near the current proposed entrance and exit point near the proposed toll booths on the route going to Ban Amphur. It's fits with all the new construction going on and recent upgrades of existing roads (widening and paving with cement). It also in line with the large swaths of empty land. The previous proposals would require a lot of condemning and acquisition of a lot of new construction since 2005, which is when I first started hearing of the rumors. The rumors did put the completion in about 2017.

However so far, it appears to be behind of previous scheduled completion dates. Since the central Pattaya underpass project has been started, there seems to been a lot more reported activity on the motorway extension to Map Ta Phut, especially by the Bangkok Post.

Here are some older links if you're interested:

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/82350-new-motorway-through-pattaya/

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/77979-new-motorway/

http://www.pattayaprogress.org/roads/maprachan-highway.html

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Interesting map. A bit different from ones I've seen in the past. Seems like a wasted. Why not just beef up 36/331? I would think that would be much easier to do as there's plenty of land around each for expansion. Oh well...TiT.

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It also looks like they will go along the railway track & through Nong Nooch Gardens.

These along with the area's beautiful temples & Silverlakes would become islands inside these motorways with their associated noise & fumes not to mention the inevitable rat-runs that would more than likely evolve through them.

Most progressive countries are widening their railroad tracks & laying new ones most especially in the Asean region.

The 36 should be properly facilitated with widening & flyovers to allow turns against flow & access onto it.

It has a tremendous number of big factories off it & as well as being a natural road link between the docks of Banglamung & Rayong.

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It also looks like they will go along the railway track & through Nong Nooch Gardens.

These along with the area's beautiful temples & Silverlakes would become islands inside these motorways with their associated noise & fumes not to mention the inevitable rat-runs that would more than likely evolve through them.

Most progressive countries are widening their railroad tracks & laying new ones most especially in the Asean region.

The 36 should be properly facilitated with widening & flyovers to allow turns against flow & access onto it.

It has a tremendous number of big factories off it & as well as being a natural road link between the docks of Banglamung & Rayong.

Did you even look at any of the proposed maps? None of the proposals were even close to the existing railroad tracks! The proposed motorway only runs close to the railroad tracks in Sattahip. Otherwise the motorway is about 4-5 Kilometers inland from the tracks!

By the time the proposed routes go by Nong Noch gardens the motorway will be on the east side of Highway 331. It won't make the temples at Wat Yansangwararam islands they will be on the west side of the motorway.

The railway road that parallels the railroad tracks ends at Huai Yai Road. I haven't heard of any plans to extend it. It's main purpose was to help relieve the traffic on Sukhumvit through Pattaya. It was ineffective because of the poor implementation of the traffic lights at the major intersections.

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Thank you for the link to the map, BB1950.

I believe the map in the opening post is closer to the one going to bid, it matches the 32km reported

on The Bangkok Post a few days ago , and also matches an artist's drawing appeared on

Pattaya Daily News in July 2014..

My useless opinion:

I think they should have completed this before starting the tunnel work. I am also puzzled how little consideration

is given to the safety of East-West traffic crossing Sukhumvit, making it very dangerous for the motorists travelling to and from the darkside.

Temporary traffic lights are very much needed during construction for safe U-turns and lane changing...

Having to change lane or cut accross Sukhumvit within a short distance is a nightmare that the authority should not subject the public to.

I agree 100%. thumbsup.gif

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There fighting like little kids over finishing the motorway up in Chonburi city all the traffic has to exit onto 34 below and then either take the 361 bypass or go out to 7 . just a mess.

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I didn't make my point properly BB.

I was only referring to section 4 (Bang Saray bypass) from this link http://www.pattayaprogress.org/roads/maprachan-highway.html & should have put that in my post.

I couldn't open the DOH link initially but I now see that it's not seemingly proposed anyway.

It also looks like they will go along the railway track & through Nong Nooch Gardens.

These along with the area's beautiful temples & Silverlakes would become islands inside these motorways with their associated noise & fumes not to mention the inevitable rat-runs that would more than likely evolve through them.

Most progressive countries are widening their railroad tracks & laying new ones most especially in the Asean region.

The 36 should be properly facilitated with widening & flyovers to allow turns against flow & access onto it.

It has a tremendous number of big factories off it & as well as being a natural road link between the docks of Banglamung & Rayong.

Did you even look at any of the proposed maps? None of the proposals were even close to the existing railroad tracks! The proposed motorway only runs close to the railroad tracks in Sattahip. Otherwise the motorway is about 4-5 Kilometers inland from the tracks!

By the time the proposed routes go by Nong Noch gardens the motorway will be on the east side of Highway 331. It won't make the temples at Wat Yansangwararam islands they will be on the west side of the motorway.

The railway road that parallels the railroad tracks ends at Huai Yai Road. I haven't heard of any plans to extend it. It's main purpose was to help relieve the traffic on Sukhumvit through Pattaya. It was ineffective because of the poor implementation of the traffic lights at the major intersections.

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Thank you for the link to the map, BB1950.

I believe the map in the opening post is closer to the one going to bid, it matches the 32km reported

on The Bangkok Post a few days ago , and also matches an artist's drawing appeared on

Pattaya Daily News in July 2014..

My useless opinion:

I think they should have completed this before starting the tunnel work. I am also puzzled how little consideration

is given to the safety of East-West traffic crossing Sukhumvit, making it very dangerous for the motorists travelling to and from the darkside.

Temporary traffic lights are very much needed during construction for safe U-turns and lane changing...

Having to change lane or cut accross Sukhumvit within a short distance is a nightmare that the authority should not subject the public to.

I agree 100%. thumbsup.gif

Maybe in a western "nanny state" but here in Thailand............cheesy.gif

Also I never had any issues before crossing to the darkside - yes now it is a bit of a pain and takes longer but I think that is normally true whenever there are major road works.

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I do a bit of enduro riding and they have started work on most locations in the map last few months.....think it's a pretty stupid idea as they should have built an overhead all the way through pattaya...gonna mess up a nice area in marpachan as well ....that &lt;deleted&gt; tunnel must be the most retarded design ever !!!...they are already doubling up the 331 so could have used that for industrial traffic...I am really getting so sick of the mess that is pattaya ?

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