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(Wed., June 29, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today joined City Councilmember Breene Harimoto and the Pearl City Community Association for a dedication ceremony and opening of Kaakepa Street, a new roadway linking Kuala and Kuahaka streets to alleviate traffic congestion in the Manana area.


"Kaakepa Street is roughly one quarter of a mile long, but its benefit to this community will go on and on by improving the quality of life for residents," Carlisle said.


Kaakepa means "take a short cut," as the new roadway provides an alternative access to and from Manana residential neighborhoods to relieve some of the demands on surrounding streets. The $3.5 million project included construction the roadway, curbs and gutters, sidewalks retaining walls, a storm drainage system, traffic signals, street lighting, an irrigation system and trees to beautify the street.


Kaakepa Street is one of the planned infrastructure improvements in support of the Manana and Pearl City Junction Development, a 122-acre master planned development on lands the City acquired from the US Navy in the 1990s.




Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor's Office, 768-7798.