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.