Repairs to sidewalks along Waikiki’s main avenue are complete in time for when thousands of visitors arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting next month.
Mayor Peter Carlisle says the $5.55 million project was planned before it was determined APEC would be held in Honolulu. His spokeswoman says APEC was a motivation to complete the work on time.
The project’s completion ends eight months of blocked sidewalks along busy Kalakaua Avenue while crews worked to repair sidewalks with missing or loose tiles. Trees had also lifted the sidewalks, impacting irrigation and electrical systems.
The work also addressed compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Carlisle inspected the sidewalks Friday.