Pattaya City is gearing up for a major improvement project, which includes the installation of brighter lighting in the Central Pattaya Tunnel. In order to minimize traffic disruptions along the busy Sukhumvit Road, city officials have organized a meeting to plan the installation process without closing the tunnel. This upgrade involves replacing the outdated Metal Halide lights with more efficient and brighter LED lights. The scheduled work is expected to take place from July 12th to 15th.
The enhancement project will focus on the inbound side of the tunnel, near Sattahip, where one lane will be temporarily closed from 9:00 a.m. onwards. To ensure public awareness and promote caution during the construction period, informative signage will be placed, and traffic cones will be set up prior to entering the tunnel. These measures aim to inform motorists and increase vigilance while traveling through the area.
Mr. Manoch Nongyai, Deputy Mayor of Pattaya City, further explained that this lighting upgrade and improvement project in the Central Pattaya Tunnel is the largest of its kind. A total of 550 LED lights will be installed, replacing the outdated Metal Halide lights that are challenging to control and cause light pollution due to scattered illumination. LED lighting not only provides brighter illumination but also offers energy efficiency and durability. Its compact size and high wattage make it suitable for the Thai weather conditions. The project will commence on the inbound side towards Sattahip from July 12th to 15th, followed by work on the inbound side towards Sriracha. Similar to the first phase, one lane will be temporarily closed from 9:00 a.m. onwards. The entire system upgrade is expected to be completed before July 20th, just in time to accommodate the upcoming Pattaya Marathon, scheduled for July 22nd and 23rd.
The city of Pattaya apologizes for any inconvenience caused to commuters during this period and appreciates their understanding and cooperation as the improvements are being made.