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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 17, 2006

Stadium access roads to be resurfaced

By Rod Ohira
Advertiser Staff Writer

The state has awarded Hawaiian Dredging a $3.75 million contract to resurface the 'Aiea Access Road around Aloha Stadium.

Part of the project will involve resurfacing the asphalt loop ramp from 'Aiea town leading to Moanalua Freeway with concrete, said Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Ishikawa.

The state plans to shut down the loop ramp for three weekends in early May to do the work. 'Aiea residents have been asking for more than a year that the ramp be resurfaced, Ishikawa said.

"We're happy it's being done at this time because of the upcoming football season," said William Clark, chairman of the 'Aiea Neighborhood Board.

"It's a short loop that has enough potholes and uneven pavement that makes driving on it a lot longer than it is."

The remainder of the resurfacing project will involve asphalt roads in the Aloha Stadium area.

Ishikawa said the state wants the project completed by the start of football season.

Since the equipment will be in the area, the state plans to also do resurfacing work on a .17-mile stretch of Kamehameha Highway from the stadium to Honomanu Street.

Reach Rod Ohira at rohira@honoluluadvertiser.com.