Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by Eros » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:54 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:The road to PP has been being expanded steadily. Last time I drove it there were 2 lanes each way for about 50% of it, and construction being done on the rest.

If I were to guess, I'd estimate a full 4 lane highway by the end of 2014.

(though they really need to go through where the markets are on the way and start fining people setting up their stalls on the traffic lanes. or just approve driving over them.)
I just did the drive down and back on the weekend.

All up There are 2 lanes (each way) for about 5% of the journey... maybe less. And road widening construction going on for about another 5% currently. Even when there are 4 lanes you get assholes driving in the middle of the two lanes blocking you from passing!!! :fool:

At this rate they will have a 4 lane highway in 2025. Then the road will be full of potholes the following year.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by wackyjacky » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:00 pm

My guess is that it's halfway between OD's & Eros' figures & timeline. Back up to PP Sat. & back down Sun. I'll pay attention.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:01 pm

i head back day after tomorrow... i'll get a mapping app on my phone and mark out the 4 lane segments.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:13 pm

meh- the roads are good enough for tanks and APC coming down from china
a lot of the rural roads are built with chinese money.
they just pour the hot top onto a bit of rolled gravel.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by Eros » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:15 pm

Not hard to work out, roughly a 3 hour journey, roughly 15 mins total of interrupted double lanes, the longest being around that Kampong Speu area or whatever its called.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by Sailorman » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:58 am

Looks like more parking for the tuk-tuk/motor mafia. With all the new hotels and business's on that street, where is the sewage going? It just doesn't disappear by magic. (hint: liquid/semi-liquid flows downhill.) It kind of reminds me of the picture of a two story "outhouse."
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:01 am

straight into the water table for sure
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by wackyjacky » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:04 am

The worst I've seen was Khmer New Years down by Khin's Shack at the E end of Ochetuel. The public toilets were way over taxed and the parking lots were giant lakes of piss & shit. We wanted to get some scallops & clams at Khin's, but we lost our appetites for some reason.
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:08 am

the usn seabees built some treatment lagoons but nothing goes in there i hear.
wonder what the big hotels do?
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Re: Sihanoukville Demolition and Devlopment

Post by wackyjacky » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:15 am

frank lee bent wrote:the usn seabees built some treatment lagoons but nothing goes in there i hear.
wonder what the big hotels do?
I've seen them. They're 1/2 way to Otres. Don't know if they're operational.
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