Improvements underway on two of Honolulu’s busiest streets

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Two of Honolulu’s busiest streets are receiving some much-needed improvements.

City officials explained Monday the latest road rehabilitation project currently underway on Ward Avenue and Date Street.

The $5.7 million project includes, but is not limited to, reconstruction, milling and resurfacing of the asphalt concrete pavements; reconstruction of identified curbs and/or gutters; tree mitigation by a qualified arborist that could include pruning, trimming and removal; adjustment of utility manhole frames and covers to finish grade; and installation of permanent pavement markings and vehicle loop sensors.

“These roads in particular are very heavily used and traveled by residents and visitors alike,” said Honolulu City Councilman Joey Manahan. “This project’s going to take us out all the way to Kapahulu over the next year, so we just wanted to get the word out that work is going to be ongoing and please, if you’re going to be traveling in the area, just plan accordingly.”

Preliminary work on Date Street began on July 18, and on Ward Avenue on Aug. 1. The entire project is scheduled to be finished in May 2017, with allowable work hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Motorists are advised to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs and special duty police officers. Maui Kupono Builders is responsible for coordinating local traffic in the work areas and can be reached at 369-1800.

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