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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 6, 2001

O'ahu bus shelter project nears completion

By Scott Ishikawa
Advertiser Transportation Writer

O'ahu bus riders will soon have more shade while waiting: The city last month began building another 140 shelters around the island.

Phillip Thatcher of Preferred Constructors, left, and Dave Garcia of B and C Trucking, set up a bus shelter at Auhuhu Street and Komo Mai Drive in Pacific Palisades.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

City spokeswoman Carol Costa said these bus shelters will be the last of 450 shelters to be built as part of a city plan.

The contracts, totaling $2.4 million, were awarded to Preferred Constructors and Iida Contracting.

Costa said each new shelter costs $8,000 to $10,000 depending on size and location.

"They're a little smaller than the ones we had in the past, and we tried to give it a tropical look," she said.

Costa said the contractors are concentrating on constructing new shelters along city streets while they await permission to build the structures along state highways and roads.

The city is still soliciting Lions Club members and other community groups to help build and renovate larger bus shelters on a volunteer basis.

Following is a list of bus shelters that have gone up in the past month:

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Metropolitan Honolulu

Ala Moana Boulevard (east and westbound) near Hobron Lane.

Dillingham Boulevard (eastbound) near McNeill Street.

Magellan Avenue (westbound) fronting Dole Park.

Liliha Street (northbound) near Namau'u Drive.

Magellan Avenue (westbound) near Pele Street.

Mokauea Street (southbound) near North King Street.

Nu'uanu Pali Drive (southbound) near Ala Kimo Drive.

O'ahu Avenue (southbound) fronting Waioli Tea Room.

Pensacola Street (southbound) near Wilder Avenue.

Prospect Street (westbound) across Magazine Street.

Pauoa Road (northeastbound) across Booth Park.

Queen Street (eastbound) near Punchbowl Street.

Vineyard Boulevard (southeastbound) near Palama Street.

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Central O'ahu

California Avenue (eastbound) near Ihoiho Place across from the Department of Education office.

California Avenue (westbound) across from Leilehua High School.

Farrington Highway (eastbound) near Waipahu Depot Road

Honowai Street (eastbound) fronting Honowai Elementary.

Ho'omaemae Street (eastbound) fronting Highland Intermediate.

Lanikuhana Avenue (southwestbound) across from Kaekae Street.

Kipapa Drive (northbound) near Kuahelani Avenue.

Komo Mai Drive (northbound) fronting Auhuhu Street.

Moanalua Road (eastbound) near Pearlridge Center.

Moanalua Road (westbound) fronting Pearl Ridge Elementary.

Moanalua Road (eastbound) before Pali Momi Medical Center.

Noelani Street (eastbound) near Ho'omalu Street.

Noelani Street (westbound) near Ka'ahumanu Street.

Pali Momi Street (southbound) near Pearlridge Center Phase 2.

Salt Lake Boulevard (southeastbound) fronting Stadium Marketplace.

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East O'ahu

Kapi'olani Boulevard (eastbound) fronting Kaimuki Street.

Kalakaua Avenue (northbound) near Kapi'olani Boulevard.

Malia Street (northeastbound) fronting Star of the Sea School.

Paki Avenue (northbound) across Kapi'olani Park.

Wai'alae Avenue (westbound) near Palolo Avenue.

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Leeward O'ahu

• Farrington Highway (eastbound) near Makau Street.

• Farrington Highway (eastbound) across from Wai'anae Mall.

• Farrington Highway (eastbound) near Kaupuni Street.

• Farrington Highway near Wai'anae Valley Road.

• Fort Weaver Road (southbound) near Geiger Road.

• Fort Weaver Road (southbound) fronting the new 'Ewa Beach Golf Club.

• Fort Weaver Road (westbound) before Kilaha Street fronting the Pacific Tsunami Center.

• Hakimo Road (northbound) across Kapiki Road.

• Huipu Street (southbound) across Ala Mahiku Street.

• Kaneaki Street (east and westbound) near bridge.

• Kili Drive (southbound) across from Ala Mahiku Street.

• Kili Drive (northeastbound) near Huipu Drive.

• Leihoku Street (westbound) fronting Wai'anae Mall.

• Makakilo Drive (northbound) across Ho'okomo Street.

• Makakilo Drive (southbound) near Panana Street.

• Wai'anae Valley Road (westbound) across Ho'omaluhia Street.

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North Shore

• Kamehameha Highway fronting and across from Sunset Beach Elementary School.

• Kamehameha Highway (eastbound) near Pupukea Road.

• Kamehameha Highway (eastbound) near Papailoa Road.

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Windward O'ahu

• Kahuhipa Street (northeastbound) near Kahekili Highway.

• Kahuhipa Street (northeastbound) across Ha'iku Hale housing.

• Kalaniana'ole Highway (westbound) near Kanapu'u Drive.

• Kamehameha Highway (southbound) across He'eia Kea Boat Harbor.

• Kamehameha Highway (southeastbound) near Lulani Street.

• Kamehameha Highway (southbound) across Johnson Road.

• Keolu Drive (southbound) across Hele Street.

• Ku'ulei Road (eastbound) near Kainalu Drive fronting the police substation.

• Mokapu Boulevard (southbound) near Ilipilo Street.