An UPDATE for this Update:
Was just out at 1600 and at the hospital and a couple of selected intersections north of the hospital, U-turns are now allowed with men in brown watching the ASEAN lane in case it needs to be kept clear. This will make things better.
Reports from around Market Village say that traffic is light and U-turns are still very limited. The placement of the cones, nailed down as they are all the way to the Sheraton, makes 2 lanes very difficult, especially with all the heavy equipment for the construction going on.
More and more locals using the klong road.
First off, folks in Hua Hin aren’t getting out much these days. Just too much trouble but FBF sees that there are an increasing number of hits from folks in Bangkok and abroad looking for everything from traffic reports to the status of the Pranburi bypass.
So, FBF has his ASEAN sticker for the car but hasn’t seen a check point. The check points must be way out of town, either north of Cha Am or between Cha Am and the Sheraton.
Once you’re inside the check points, it seems you’re safe from further stops.
The Pranburi bypass should be clear. One thinks the powers that be would prefer everyone go that route rather than through town. There’s probably a check point on the Pa La-u Rd between the bypass and town but can see no reason for any on the bypass itself.
Crossing Petchkasem is allowed at Palm Hills but not again until the hospital. One can now cross Petchkasem to enter the Hua Hin Hospital and to make a U-turn. Not planning on venturing south of there to see where the next crossing is allowed.
Was out Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning and the ASEAN lane is being well used but didn’t see any processions. Saw lots of individual limos and hotel shuttle buses but no Range Rovers.
The ambulances and cherry pickers w/water canons are still parked at Bo Fai School and am told that tanks are at Wat Bo Fai but upon clarification it seems the tanks don’t have large bore barrels so sound more like APCs than tanks.
If anyone has more detailed news than this, please leave a comment so sent a note and we’ll put it up.