Major road project will affect a main street through Honolulu


A major road project is scheduled to begin next week Monday, affecting a busy artery through town.

The city will re-surface Beretania Street, and the project will take more than a year to complete.

The crews will start working on the part of Beretania Street near University Avenue first, then eventually make their way down to Alapai Street near the main police station.

They’ll do a full depth reconstruction, meaning they’re going to dig deep and re-build the pavement from the base up.

“The contractor is going to be closing one to two lanes at any given time, and they have a noise variance permit from as early as 7 in the morning until midnight in order to try to get this done as soon as possible.  So in areas where there isn’t residential right on Beretania Street, they’ll be working more at night, and in areas where there are homes and apartments they’ll do more work during the day,” said Jesse Broder Van Dyke, City Communications Director.

The project is expected to cost $9.4 million, and the contractor is Road and Highway Builders.

In addition to re-surfacing the street, crews will also install new concrete bus pads, and reconstruct the curbs and gutters.

So starting Monday, try to avoid Beretania Street.  You can take Kapiolani or Ala Moana Boulevard, Young Street, or the freeway as alternate routes.

TheBus will also do some re-routing, and OTS should release the details by the end of the week.

The project is expected to be completed in November 2015.

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