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City giving Waialae Avenue more than a face lift

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    CTY KAIMUIKI ROAD - 16 AUGUST 2012- Workers from Hawaii Pacific Concrete & Paving have started the contract road work along Waialae Avenue. The workers are currently costructing new gutters and bus pads between Koko Head and 15th Avenues. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
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Waialae Avenue is getting more than a face lift:  11 inches of deteriorated, old road will be planed off, and new pavement will be laid.

The city began work in July on the $9.3 million, 16-month repaving project on the entire length of Waialae, and side and nearby streets — just one of a number of city repaving projects.

“There’ll be a lot of inconvenience,”  Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi warned. “In the end, the community will have great roads. … We have to live with this inconvenience in order to get something good.”

The hassles will include the temporary loss of parking stalls, a prospect that has some business owners concerned.

Contractor Grace Pacific Corp. is expected to do the bulk of the work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but will include some night work, for which the city has already gotten a noise variance from the Health Department. Work is expected to be completed in December 2013.

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