Ala Wai bike path reopens after emergency sewage repairs

On Saturday, the Ala Wai Bike and Walk Path officially reopened.

The ceremony was held at 10 a.m. to mark the completion of multiple repair projects that followed the worst raw sewage spill in state history.

The portion of the bike and walk path that was reopened had been closed since 2006 because the land needed to be used as a staging area for emergency repairs after the Waikiki sewage spill.

The path runs behind Ala Wai and Iolani schools on the mauka side of the Ala Wai Canal.

With the newly installed 5,800-ft. Beachwalk Force Main line and a rehabilitated existing line, the city now has two reliable ways to move wastewater out of Waikiki.

The opening of the bike and walk path followed extensive irrigation, replanted grass and trees, and the installation of lights in the city park.

A new dog park located next to the bike and walk path is expected to open by the end of May.

The bike path and park rehabilitation were included as requirements in the contract for the Beachwalk Force Main construction project.

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