Mayor Samran gave the order yesterday (May 10) after inspecting Luangporkluem Rd, which joins Luangpor Chaem Rd behind Wat Chalong.
“We have been bombarded with complaints from local residents reporting that trucks serving a water supply business have damaged the road, which was repaved just two months ago,” he said.
Mayor Samran pointed out that 600 metres of road had been damaged by the water trucks.
“Several side streets around this area also show signs of damage by these water trucks,” he said. “The area damaged most is where they pump water out of the reservoir.
“We were told at least two to three trucks wait to fill up at a time and today we saw a few more waiting in line for water. Today, we can see water all over the road and a lot of mud,” he added.
“I ordered the company to stop all deliveries until workers have repaired the road. If they fail to follow my order, we will take legal action,” Mayor Samran warned.
He also urged motorists to avoid using the road while repairs were carried out.
However, Mayor Samran added that water trucks will continue to use other roads in the area while repairs are carried out.
“Right now the owner is willing to cooperate with us and will use alternative route for their business,” he said.
“Chalong Municipality recently repaired this road, which was not designed for carrying the heavy load of these trucks, which operate 24 hours a day, and each day making several hundreds trips in total,” he explained.
“We will try to improve the road so it can better handle heavy vehicles. These water trucks may use the road again after it has been fixed, but if the road suffers damage from heavy trucks in the future, the water company will be held responsible for fixing the road,” he said.