Kapolei – Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Department of Transportation Services will celebrate the grand opening of Kapolei Parkway with the Kapolei community on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
This long awaited segment of Kapolei Parkway, a major thoroughfare through Oahu’s second city, will allow direct connections between Kapolei residential communities, businesses and government, including the Ronald TY Moon Judiciary Courthouse, Costco and Home Depot. The completed segment will also allow commuters a more direct access to the H-1 Freeway.
This Google Map satellite image shows the pre-construction view, when drivers had to detour on the busy Kamokila Boulevard. Beginning Wednesday, October 8 at 10 a.m., when the road official opens to vehicle traffic, residents will be able to use Kapolei Parkway to connect between Kalaeloa Boulevard and Fort Barrette Road.
The celebration will begin at 4 p.m., with keiki activities, Makeke Open Market, and food trucks. The community is invited to bike and walk the new parkway before formal festivities commence.
At 5:30 p.m., the Kapolei High School color guard and marching band will lead the formal procession down Kapolei Parkway to the stage and ribbon-cutting ceremony near Kamokila Boulevard. Mayor Caldwell, other elected officials and dignitaries will lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony at about 6 p.m., with songs by the Kapolei High School choral group and dances by the Kapolei High School Polynesian group.
Free parking on Kapolei Parkway past Alohikea Street will be provided.
Date: October 7, 2014
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Place: Kapolei Parkway between Kamaaha Avenue and Kamokila Boulevard
Order of Events:
4 p.m. Kapolei Parkway is open for festivities
5:30 p.m. Kapolei High School Color Guard and Marching Band leads procession to the ceremony near Kamokila Boulevard
6 p.m. Ceremony
Songs by Kapolei High School Choral Group
Dances by Kapolei High School Polynesian Group
7 p.m. Festivities conclude