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(Fri., Sept. 10, 2010)—Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced the start of a federally funded intersection improvement project in Kaimuki that will help ease congestion onto the H-1 freeway.


            “We’re putting federal stimulus money to good use to improve the traffic flow and public safety in this area and others,” Caldwell said.


            To facilitate traffic entering westbound on-ramps to the H-1 freeway, the project will widen Harding Avenue and create new left-turn lanes at two signalized intersections: Harding and 5th avenues; and Harding and 11th avenues.


            The new left-turn lanes will reduce delays at the intersections and provide more efficient traffic signal phasing, resulting in improved traffic flow along Harding Avenue.


            The $2.6 million project is being funded entirely through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and work is expected to take up to eleven months. The City’s contractor is Paradigm Construction, LLC.


            The City expects to soon begin work on two additional federally funded road improvement projects, on Waipio Point Access Road and Kalaeloa Boulevard.





Media contact: Johnny Brannon, Mayor’s Office, 768-5767