Videographer Diane Lee chronicled the cleanup of Nimitz Highway in Honolulu before APEC. This video is part of a series showing what was done to put the city’s best face forward for the thousands of visitors — and media — attending the conference from Nov. 8-13. Nimitz is the main route from Honolulu International Airport to Waikiki, where most of the event will be held.

Watch other videos in this series on the transformation of Honolulu for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference: