With City parks closed and essential construction activity continuing amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the City will begin an extensive reconstruction project to revitalize the badly degraded parking lot at ‘Āina Moana (Magic Island) on Monday, April 13.
This 470 stall parking lot represents about half of the parking stalls within the People’s Park, and is slated for major improvements, including:
Complete repaving and restriping
Improvements to tree planters such as: new curbing, irrigation, replacement of damaged trees, and new tree plantings
Removal of tree roots causing pavement damage
Construction of a new drop off zone
Installation of new trash cans, benches, and park road gates
The footprint of the parking lot will remain the same.
The over $2.5 million construction contract for this ‘Āina Moana project was awarded to Road Builders Corporation.
These improvements include significant excavation and subterranean work, which will require the closure of the parking lot for the duration of the project. The project is expected to be finished by the end of this year.
At the time of this announcement, all City parks remained closed to the public and park events cancelled to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). When the parks reopen, the following measures will be taken to reduce the impact of this repaving project to the public:
The pedestrian pathway bordering the parking lot on the Diamond Head-side is anticipated to remain open during the entire length of the project.
In addition, the People’s Open Market held within the parking lot on Monday mornings will be moved to the Canoe Hale Parking Lot between ‘Āina Moana and Atkinson Drive.
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