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Seal Coating on City Streets in Pearl City
Beginning on June 6, 2016, seal coat, which is a type of pavement preservation treatment used on low traffic volume roadway surfaces in fair to good condition, will be placed on 43 lane miles of city roads (please see attached list of streets).  Minor crack filling will be done prior to placement of the seal coat.  The purpose of this treatment is to extend the life of the pavement at a cost substantially less than reconstruction of the roadway.

Seal coating will be placed on approximately 43 lane miles of city roads which have been designated as appropriate to receive this maintenance treatment. (Please see attachments for specific streets).

In the map above please note that the specific colors represent the following:
Red: Alakona Seal Coat
Blue: Rehab of Streets (project out to bid – projected to begin work latter part of 2016)
Wavy Line: HECO work

This project, contracted for $2,600,000, is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year.  It includes crack sealing, reconstruction of damaged asphalt pavement areas, seal coating of the asphalt roadway, and restoration of permanent pavement markings and vehicle loop sensors.

The project work schedule will be Monday to Friday8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Residents and businesses will be notified when their road is scheduled for seal coat pavement preservation.  On-street parking will be prohibited at times, with “No Parking Tow Away” signs posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance.  Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Motorists are reminded to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs, and special duty officers. Drivers should avoid unnecessary travel through the area or consider alternate routes when possible, otherwise anticipate delays.

The contractor for the project, Alakona Corp. is responsible for coordinating local traffic.  Please call Alakona Corp. at 833-1991 or construction manager Parsons Brinckerhoff at 566-2252 with concerns.

Revised Trash Schedule for Certain Areas of Pearl City

Effective the week of June 6, collection routes and schedules will change for approximately 15,000 homes around Oahu. Postcards are being mailed to homes whose schedules are changing. If you did not receive a postcard, then your collection schedule has not been changed.

Please be aware that postcards were mailed to street addresses only and not PO boxes. Those postcards returned undeliverable because the address does not have a mailbox will be hand delivered.

New Collection Schedule Calendars for the rest of 2016 will be posted no later than Friday, June 3. It is available online at Routes are being restructured to balance workloads and improve efficiency.

With the new route implementation, the Department of Environmental Services, Refuse Division (ENV, Refuse Division) will try to accommodate requests for additional carts but this cannot be guaranteed. Please know that ENV, Refuse Division will make every effort to accommodate requests.

Questions/concerns? Please call the Refuse Division at 768-3200 or 768-5220.

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King Kamehameha Statue
Ali‘iolani Hale, on King Street

In 1878, the Hawaiian legislature appropriated $10,000 for a monument to be built to Kamehameha the Great. Thomas R. Gould, well-known Boston sculptor, was commissioned for the work. After the statue was cast in bronze in Florence, Italy, it was placed on board a Hawai‘i-bound German vessel in Bremen. In November of 1880, the statue went down off the Falkland Islands when all the cargo was lost.

A year and a half later, in March of 1882, a British ship arrived in Honolulu with the statue on board—a British sea captain had seen it when it was fished out of the water in the Falklands, purchased it, and brought it to Hawai‘i.

In the meantime, a new statue had been commissioned. This arrived the next year, on January 31, 1883. With honor guard and great ceremony, it was carried by horse team to Ali‘iolani Hale, on King Street, where King Kalakaua unveiled it while the Royal Hawaiian Band played “Hawai‘i Pono‘i.”

The original statue was sent to Kohala, Kamehameha’s birthplace, and Kalakaua traveled to the Big Island for another ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 1883.

Hawai‘i thus has two Kamehameha statues. It is the replica that stands today in Honolulu. On any day, one can see the life-size handsome figure with its bronzed helmet and feather cloak, honored by being bedecked in leis. The great king’s statue in Honolulu is one of the most photographed in the world.

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Honolulu – City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed Friday, June 10, 2016, in observance of King Kamehameha Day, a state holiday.

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be available.
  • TheBus will operate on a State Holiday schedule. For route and schedule information, please visit
  • Refuse will be collected and transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be open.
  • Parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.
  • The Neal Blaisdell Center box office will be open between 3:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. for the HI Fit Expo.
  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.
  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License locations will be closed.

The following traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi‘olani Park and metered parking lots.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.