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(Monday, June 8, 2009) -- Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the City and County of Honolulu will repave two major thoroughfares on Oahu, Keolu Drive in Kailua and Ala Wai Boulevard in Waikiki, at a combined cost of more than $9 million.


Mayor Hannemann said, “This is another example of the City’s commitment to investing in our public infrastructure.  We’re spending on much-needed sewer repairs, improvements to parks and public facilities, and repaving, along with the day-to-day operations of City government.”


            Both roads will undergo rehabilitation, meaning work will include cold-planing, reconstructing and resurfacing asphalt concrete pavements, adjusting manhole covers, installing pavement markers and traffic signal detectors, reconstructing curbs and sidewalks, and reconstructing concrete bus pads, if appropriate.


            The rehabilitation of Keolu Drive will be from Wanaao Road to Kalanianaole Highway.  Cost is $6,935,000.  Grace Pacific Corporation is the contractor.


            Ala Wai Boulevard will be rehabilitated from Kanekapolei Street to Kalakaua Avenue.  Grace Pacific was the apparent low bidder for the project, which will cost $2,130,284.


One section of the Ala Wai, from Kapahulu Avenue to Kanekapolei Street, was repaved earlier.  The City was awaiting completion of the Beachwalk emergency bypass sewer project before proceeding with the remainder of the Ala Wai repaving.





Bill Brennan, 527-6928