The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:49 am

"Your lack of knowledge about the current works is starting to show through. Next time you visit the city. open your eyes and look at what is actually happening."

I agree. The flooding situation has massively improved. Still a long way to go but it's getting there. Try driving along Sukhumvit in Pattaya after the rain. Beach road becomes part of the gulf. There are many worse places that HH.

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:52 am

I've heard that once again, all the restaurants, bars etc along the railway line down to the station are to come down. They did it some years ago but then the plan for the new road was scrapped and they were all rebuilt. Tenants there tell me that they've been warned and the railway company has ceased collecting rents - a sure sign.

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:58 am

That has been raised many times, just like the restaurants over the sea supposed to come down. I can understand why both should be improved but to remove them totally would be very detrimental to tourism and they are part of the charm of HH
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:09 am

The demolition of restaurants by the sea was curbed by a delegation to BKK and a handsome changing of money. Those by the railway line don't have that kind of clout and as I said, they did demolish it all before so I guess they'll do it again.

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Post by StevePIraq » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:11 am

When was it demolished in the past, I have been in HH 8 years and don't remember that
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:16 am

I've been here 13+ years and yes it was completely demolished. The plan was to widen the road and so ease the burden on Petchkasem. Must have been at least 10 years ago. What you see there now were rebuilt after the plan was scrapped.

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by booboo » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:59 pm

I haven't seen any improvement in the roads at all, I live north of Town and they have spent months changing the roads from soi 55 heading north, putting in a cement central island with gaps here and there to do U turn, it's just as dangerous as it was before, I see accidents almost daily, if your heading towards Cha Am and want to do a U turn to come back into Town you have to pull into the middle of the road to get in position to get round the stupid little central island, it's deadly, the road is just too narrow !

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Post by Big Boy » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:35 am

I can't disagree regarding that road booboo. The intention was good, but this is one that needs remedial work urgently. I see they've already made extra bits to increase the available turning circle. However, I've often seen cars parked in these additional bits. I'm sure it's just a teething problem, and a solution won't be too far away.
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:26 pm

I was on the Klong Road yesterday just after the heavy shower had passed. I was shocked at the amount of flooding on that stretch - a lot more remedial work needed there than I had realised. Sorry, I was well wrong about this particular new road. I'd have thought, running alongside the drainage canal......................... :?
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by hhfarang » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:18 pm

^ tat! (that is Thailand) :D

As I said on another thread. We built a nice home on a very good sealed road off Soi 112. Within 4 years you needed a 4 wheel drive to get to my house without damaging your vehicle, and over the next 6 years it only got worse. A large group of Thais (including my wife) went to the Tessabahn to protest the state of the road about 4 years ago. over the following 4 years it got worse.... That is one of the main reasons we decided to sell our house and move into a rental.
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by Big Boy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:58 am

No, it is an exception. The quality work that has been done this year on Hua Hin's roads and drainage is everywhere to be seen, and there is no sign of it stopping soon.
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:28 am

Big Boy wrote:No, it is an exception. The quality work that has been done this year on Hua Hin's roads and drainage is everywhere to be seen, and there is no sign of it stopping soon.
They are almost finished doing a major drainage channel on both sides of Phetchkasem from near the Energy project going towards Cha Am, that should alleviate any flooding during storms.

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:06 am

There are now 3 paved roads between 94 and 102, new ones both sides of the railway and at the moment NO speed bumps.

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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by Khundon1975 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:17 pm

The new pumping station on 102
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Looking at the power cables going into this building, they must have some serious sized pumps in there.

I assume that the reason the pump station is 2 floors, is, that pumps are ground level and electrics upstairs and out of harms way.
Surely, these pumps are not just for a bit of water running down Soi 102 from the railway line! Does it serve other, local, low lying areas as well? I seem to remember years ago, the houses behind there, that are below the level of the soi were badly flooded, maybe the pumps also drain that area.
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Re: The ever-improving state of Hua Hin's roads

Post by Khundon1975 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:19 pm

Oppps file did not attach to my post. :oops:

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