Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Repaving of Mā‘ili roads scheduled to begin next week in Leeward O‘ahu

Leeward O’ahu – Road work on various residential and collector streets in the Mā‘ili area is scheduled to begin on Monday September 19, 2016 (please see map, below).


The repaving work will cover 33.36 lane miles of roadway, and includes the trimming of tree canopies and the pruning of roots as required by a qualified/certified arborist. The allowable work hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with possible work on Saturdays.


Residents and business owners are advised to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs, and special duty police officers. Drivers should anticipate delays due to detours, lane and road closures, and allow extra travel time while driving through the work areas. Local residential traffic, deliveries, and trash collection will be allowed during construction, and any illegally parked cars may be towed at the owner’s expense.


“Leeward Coast residents spend a lot of time in their vehicles, and they deserve roads that are smooth and free of potholes,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “This is the next phase of our Leeward repaving projects, with Nānākuli and Wai‘anae already well underway. Although there will be some inconveniences, once this latest project is pau, residents in Mā‘ili and nearby Leeward communities will have the roads they deserve.”


Contractor Grace Pacific LLC was awarded the $8.86 million contract. For questions regarding the project’s traffic management, contact Construction Management and Engineering LLC at 829-1902. The project includes, but is not limited to cold planning, reconstruction and resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavements, reconstruction of designated concrete curbs and gutters, adjustment of utility manhole frames and covers to grade, and installation of pavement markings and vehicle loop detectors.


In 2013, Mayor Kirk Caldwell began a comprehensive five-year program to repave 1,500 lane miles of city roads that were rated at less than fair condition. Since the inception of the program the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Facility Maintenance has repaved approximately 1,180 miles, with a majority of the work performed by DDC. To view an updated list of city road paving projects, please visit



Rehabilitation of Localized Streets, Phase 15C in Mā‘ili, O‘ahu