Kaimuki roads undergoing revitalization

Published On: Aug 17 2012 11:49:36 AM HST

A multi-million dollar road reconstruction project in Kaimuki is underway to improve heavily-used streets like Waialae Avenue.

HONOLULU -

City council members Ann Kobayashi and Stanley Chang announced Thursday that the city is starting road work in Kaimuki, including along Waialae Avenue.

The work 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 Kobayashi.  "These funds are going far to rehabilitate our most heavily traveled streets, such as Waialae Avenue."

Road work began last month and it 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 form other neighborhoods of the roadwork that will be occurring in the coming year, which is going to affect a number of commuters," said Chang.

As of this writing, road work will take place at night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday.  All other work activities will occur during the normal work hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following is a list of the streets included in this project:

  • Waialae Avenue from Kapahulu Ave. to 17th Ave.
  • 5th Ave. from Harding Ave. to Waialae Ave.
  • 6th Ave. from Pahoa Ave. to Harding Ave.
  • 7th Ave. from  Pahoa Ave. to Waialae Ave.
  • 8th Ave. from H-1 to Waialae Ave.
  • 9th Ave. from H-1 to Waialae Ave.
  • 10th Ave. H-1 underpass
  • 11th Ave. from Harding Ave. to Waialae Ave.
  • 12th Ave. from H-1 to Waialae Ave.
  • 13th Ave. from Keanu St. to Claudine St.
  • 14th Ave. from Waialae Ave. to Keanu St.
  • 15th Ave. from Waialae Ave. to Noeau St.
  • 16th Ave. from Waialae Ave. to Koko Dr.
  • 17th Ave. from H-1 to Noeau St.
  • Anuhea Pl. from Anuhea St. to end
  • Anuhea St. adjacent to the Claudine St. intersection
  • Claudine St. from Noeau St. to Ekaha Ave.
  • Ekaha Ave. from Waialae Ave. to Claudine St.
  • Elizabeth St. from Waialae Ave. to Keanu St.
  • Hoku Ave. from Ekaha Ave. to end
  • Keanu St. from Wilhelmina Rise to end
  • Kikeke Ave. from the dead end to the concrete pavement
  • Koko Dr. from 16th Ave. to Paula Dr.
  • Koko Dr. from Ekaha Ave. to walkway
  • Moi Way from Keanu St. to Claudine St.
  • Noeau St. from Claudine St. to Ekaha St.

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