Despite recent claims that the long awaited Pattaya tunnel would open for Songkran, the tunnel remains closed.
Highway officials say “safety concerns outweigh the desire to relieve traffic congestion.”
At the beginning of April, the tunnel was delayed due to issues with the tunnel’s security and emergency systems. They state that the emergency procedures need to be fully tested before the tunnel can be opened for general use.
However, lanes on Sukhumvit Road that have been closed for two years have been reopened, to ease traffic flow.
No date has been given for the grand opening of the tunnel