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Pattaya-Maptaphut highway extension on track for 2019 opening

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Pattaya-Maptaphut highway extension on track for 2019 opening

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Pattaya:The extension of Highway 7 to the Maptaphut industrial zone is a third complete and on-schedule to open in 2019, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said.

 

Speaking to reporters May 25, the minister added that the 4-billion-baht “renovation” of Highway 7’s Chonburi-Pattaya section will be complete by year-end.

 

The 14-billion-baht Maptaphut extension is now 32 percent complete. The 32-kilometer project still faces some complications regarding the contractors and budget ownership, but those issues are expected to be resolved within a few months, Arkhom said.

About 2,300 rai of land needs to be expropriated for the project at an additional cost of 14 billion baht.

 

The renovation project calls for construction of new toll gates in Ban Bung, Bang Phra, Nongkhram, Pong and Pattaya. The booths will support the Highway Department’s “Closed Circuit Motorway Fee Collection System” and reduce the amount of traffic bogging down the Phan Tong toll gate.

 

Read More: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/arkhom-pattaya-maptaphut-highway-extension-track-2019-opening-176532

 
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It is certainly progressing at a good pace, looks like 2019 will be entirely possible....at the moment anyway!

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6 million per rai.  Seems a bit high, but probably reduced the number of people trying to sue the government.

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When open this should result in a significant reduction of through traffic along Sukumvit in Pattaya and Jomtien. Anyone going between Bangkok or the airport and Na-Jomtien, Sattahip or Rayong would surely be inclined to take the new road even if there is a toll.

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2 hours ago, KittenKong said:

When open this should result in a significant reduction of through traffic along Sukumvit in Pattaya and Jomtien. Anyone going between Bangkok or the airport and Na-Jomtien, Sattahip or Rayong would surely be inclined to take the new road even if there is a toll.

I hope so, but I'm not hopeful!

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2 hours ago, GiantFan said:

6 million per rai.  Seems a bit high, but probably reduced the number of people trying to sue the government.

A bit high, yes, just a bit!

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I just want to be able to take a train from Rayong to Bangkok instead of a bus or minivan. But the highway from Maptaput to Pats will.be good.

 

 

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21 hours ago, KittenKong said:

When open this should result in a significant reduction of through traffic along Sukumvit in Pattaya and Jomtien. Anyone going between Bangkok or the airport and Na-Jomtien, Sattahip or Rayong would surely be inclined to take the new road even if there is a toll.

Can but hope that gives pause for thought on the need for the projected two further underpasses, at Tai and Thepprasit. The main justification for these underpasses was to allow the through traffic a clear run to/from the motorway. No obvious sign of any work starting, so fingers crossed.

 

However, the chances of the usual suspects allowing some fat brown envelopes to slip through their fingers is rather unlikely.

 

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On 2017-6-2 at 1:35 PM, KittenKong said:

When open this should result in a significant reduction of through traffic along Sukumvit in Pattaya and Jomtien. Anyone going between Bangkok or the airport and Na-Jomtien, Sattahip or Rayong would surely be inclined to take the new road even if there is a toll.

So the expensive, incomplete tunnel was not necessary?

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hello,

 

any update ?

 

can I know where this highway connects to Huay yai area ? as I cannot find on google.

 

Thanks.

 

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39 minutes ago, Jai Dee said:

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Where the project is marked to end seems to feed onto the dual carraigeway in BanChang. That feeds M-way traffic into sets of traffic lights that will bring heavy traffic to a halt and further on the road just starts to fall apart. I'm not sure that area of road can handle motorway traffic.

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Thank you, but I cannot see exactly where it connects with Huay yai.

The reason is that I want to explore the area on google street view before visiting it for real and look for a land.

Thanks again.

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