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Post by NongKhaiLee » December 2, 2019, 1:29 pm

The wife and I came into Udon from NongKhai last night, which was a Sunday, at about 5pm. We shopped around a bit on the ring road and then tried to head across town to Central. We got stuck in some of the worst traffic I have ever seen. I lost count of how many times the traffic lights cycled before we ever made it through them, and the traffic circles were just as bad. Sometimes we just aborted even trying to get through them and took to the alleys.
We have been here for ten years plus but I have never seen anything like what we saw last night...is this the new normal for Udon on Sunday nights? (or even every night?)



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Re: Udon Traffic

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Post by stattointhailand » December 2, 2019, 1:35 pm

It will be for the next couple of weeks with additional traffic on the roads too/from the fair I suppose

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Post by GT93 » December 2, 2019, 2:16 pm

Paradise. :-k

Probably as bad as Phnom Penh.

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Post by stattointhailand » December 2, 2019, 3:20 pm

Phnom Penh, Is that the 2nd or 3rd exit from the clock roundabout?

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by NongKhaiLee » December 2, 2019, 7:46 pm

jackspratt wrote:
December 2, 2019, 1:32 pm
You were warned. :D

http://www.udonmap.com/udonthaniforum/v ... 13&t=50899
ahhh....I totally missed it! Looks like no more Udon trips for a while. I'm a bit shy about large crowds (and plugged up streets)

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by stattointhailand » December 2, 2019, 8:54 pm

Not 100% on topic (more of a tangent), as i've heard nothing yet can we assume that the NK powers that be, have finally come to their senses and realised that having 100s of loonies running round the NK streets and stopping xmas shoppers visiting at the busiest time of year is not good for local business and having engaged their brain and rescheduled their fun runs this year [-o<

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by mak » July 22, 2020, 6:50 pm

Expecting heavy traffic this Friday in Udon. Have to make the school run, but expecting the worst.

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Post by kopkei » July 22, 2020, 7:08 pm

Expecting heavy traffic this Friday in Udon ??,and this is a hunch? or you have more info?,thanks... ;)

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by tamada » July 22, 2020, 9:00 pm

Long weekend.

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Post by vincemunday » July 22, 2020, 9:05 pm

Apparently a lot of people are going to Thongsemuang to protest?
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

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Post by Drunk Monkey » July 22, 2020, 11:18 pm

Apparently a student lead plus others protest is planned .. seems like its catching after the Bkk n Ubon Sisaket prorests many more small er planned throughout isan .
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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by tamada » July 23, 2020, 6:39 am

vincemunday wrote:
July 22, 2020, 9:05 pm
Apparently a lot of people are going to Thongsemuang to protest?
Protest what? Non-existent traffic management and poor planning?

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Post by kopkei » July 23, 2020, 6:42 am

ok thanks , i never follow any media , but also have to pickup my granddaughter from school ,and as long as i have to put up this face mask ,i am not going anywhere ,except makro for food ... ;)

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by mak » July 23, 2020, 6:54 am

5 pm Friday TSM. Couldn't have picked a worst time and day.

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Post by Khun Paul » July 23, 2020, 7:12 am

Well for years certain times of the day need planning to circumnavigate the chaos caused by the traffic in Udon . When I taught at Rachinutitt, I used to leave my house at 07009, to ensure a fairly easy drive to the school , still took me 30+ minutes.
Friday afternoon is a no no for travelling through Udon, Not only schools shutting but all those who stay ion rooms go home for the weekend as well, coupled with the almost complete lack of road sense so enjoyed by the local population, that time of day plus this predicted protest/rally etc, traffic mayhem and chaos will ensue, going around it is okay.

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Post by tamada » July 23, 2020, 9:30 am

With this amount of public knowledge of the pending event, I am surprised if the authorities don't pull a "45" and send in the Feds to suppress this anti-Constitutional rabble.

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Post by vincemunday » July 23, 2020, 11:42 am

tamada wrote:
July 23, 2020, 9:30 am
With this amount of public knowledge of the pending event, I am surprised if the authorities don't pull a "45" and send in the Feds to suppress this anti-Constitutional rabble.
I've a feeling this one is country wide so it will be a toughie to prevent this one happening, I just hope it stays peaceful because I seem to remember buildings got burnt last time?
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by tamada » July 23, 2020, 1:55 pm

vincemunday wrote:
July 23, 2020, 11:42 am
tamada wrote:
July 23, 2020, 9:30 am
With this amount of public knowledge of the pending event, I am surprised if the authorities don't pull a "45" and send in the Feds to suppress this anti-Constitutional rabble.
I've a feeling this one is country wide so it will be a toughie to prevent this one happening, I just hope it stays peaceful because I seem to remember buildings got burnt last time?
That was that awful red shirt rabble. My lot are staying home this weekend.

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Re: Udon Traffic

Post by Jello » July 24, 2020, 12:51 am

Area to avoid:
the Fountain Roundabout in Udon Thani on July 24 from 5pm.
https://www.nationthailand.com/news/303 ... l_referral

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