Honolulu Zoo parking lot reopens after repaving project

The Honolulu Zoo parking lot is now fully open to the public following the early completion of a repaving project.

About half of the parking lot, closest to Kapahulu Avenue, was closed since March for resurfacing. The work was completed over a month ahead of schedule, allowing the parking lot to be reopened in time for the Fourth of July holiday and increased summer attendance.

“The zoo’s parking lot was full of potholes and badly in need of resurfacing,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. “Closing off parking stalls in Waikiki even temporarily is inconvenient, and I thank the contractor for finishing early and making it easier for families to go to the zoo, hit the beach, and visit Waikiki during summer break.”

The lot is being resurfaced in two phases in order to avoid a full closure.

The second phase has not yet been scheduled.

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