Construction begins on $4.4M project to upgrade busy part of Chinatown

ig changes are coming to an important part of Chinatown.
Published: Apr. 17, 2023 at 10:47 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big changes are coming to an important part of Chinatown.

Construction began Monday at Kekaulike Mall where a $4.4 million project will upgrade the busy market space between King Street and Hotel Street.

The city plans to add new pavement with cast-in-place concrete and make important improvements to the storm drainage infrastructure.

Its part of a broader effort from the city and Mayor Blangiardi to make Chinatown safer and cleaner.

Vendors like Paul Min say they have noticed a difference.

“I see a definite improvement from the mayor’s office, I am very happy with the changes,” said Min.

Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but that work won’t be done on holidays or weekends.

For more information on the project, click here.