KAIMUKI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - City Councilmembers Ann Kobayashi and Stanley Chang today announced that the City has started work on several roads in Kaimuki along and including Waialae Avenue.
The major project is expected to be completed in December 2013 at an estimated cost of $9.3 million.
"In the past two years, the Council increased the budget to fix our roads from $45 million to $100 million," said Councilmember Kobayashi. "These funds are going far to rehabilitate our most heavily traveled streets, such as Waialae Avenue. The businesses and restaurants along Waialae are frequented by numerous customers on a daily basis from across the island."
Work on many of the streets began last month, and also includes driveway and bus pad reconstruction; adjustment of utility manholes, boxes, covers and street survey monuments; catch basin reconstruction; and installation of a grade adjustment curb.
"These repairs are long overdue and we wanted to let the residents of Kaimuki and those coming from other neighborhoods of the roadwork that will be occurring in coming year, which is going to affect a number of commuters," said Councilmember Chang. "It has been over 20 years since these streets have been resurfaced and if there's one thing the City can do to improve the quality of life for Honolulu residents, it's fixing our roads."
At this time, road work will take place at night from 7:00 pm - 5:00 am, Sunday to Friday. All other work activities will occur during the normal work hours from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
The streets included in this project are: