Bumpy Meheula Getting Fix At Last

The city is set to begin the long-awaited repaving work for Meheula Parkway next week, and it is expected to be completed within a year, City Councilman Ron Menor announced March 5.

The major roadway through Mililani has been heavily used for decades by residents and commercial traffic, resulting in a serious pothole problem and a long-running list of complaints from motorists.

“One of the main reasons why I decided to re-enter public service was to push for badly needed resurfacing projects for roads like Meheula Parkway, which was rated by a news station as one of the worst roadways on Oahu,” said Menor, an attorney and former state lawmaker. “I can attest to this fact since I live in Mililani and drive every day along Meheula Parkway.”

When Mayor Caldwell announced an aggressive road repaving policy early in 2013, Menor worked closely with the administration to include Meheula as a priority. Work was expected to start last summer, and again at the end of 2013 but was delayed by design and permitting issues. Menor said he then pushed for fast-tracking the project with the Department of Design & Construction.

The work will involve reconstruction of Meheula Parkway and Anania Drive, curb to curb.