It also runs through the Whitehaven community, where empty storefronts, drab landscaping and unsightly electrical poles have led to a decline in the appearance in sections of the neighborhood.
The project is expected to last for three years, and although it will
create numerous traffic headaches at one of the top global tourist destinations, the residents of Whitehaven welcome
the project and the much needed upgrade.
Officials say improvements to roadways, utilities and lighting will lure new businesses. Another goal is to make the street look better for tourists.