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Friday, January 3, 2014

Contact:  Earl Hiraki, Wastewater Division, Department of Design and Construction, 768-8841


Partial road closure of Keawe Street between Ala Moana Boulevard and Auahi Street


Kakaako - The Department of Design and Construction today announced partial road closures along Keawe Street beginning Tuesday, January 7, through Saturday, January 11, as part of a major sewer line rehabilitation project.


A portion of Keawe Street, between Ala Moana Boulevard and Auahi Street, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on those dates.


To accommodate area businesses:

       The driveway to 327 Keawe Street (Cocina Mexican Restaurant) will remain accessible via the Auahi Street side of Keawe Street;

       The driveway to 660 Ala Moana Boulevard will also remain accessible via the Ala Moana Boulevard side of Keawe Street;


Motorists are encouraged to avoid this segment of Keawe Street during construction and to use alternative routes to reach their destinations.  Motorists should stay alert for police officers guiding traffic, lane restrictions, detours, changing traffic patterns, and moving construction equipment, vehicles, and personnel.


The project consists of sliplining rehabilitation of 1,980 lineal feet of an existing 6x 6 box sewer and installation of approximately 210 lineal feet of new 6-inch diameter sewer pipe at 711 Ala Moana Boulevard.  The existing 6x 6 box sewer to be rehabilitated runs along Auahi Street from Kamani Street to the west and turns makai on Keawe Street.  The sliplining rehabilitation involves the construction of access pits at six strategic locations along the existing box sewer.


This important $11.4 million infrastructure rehabilitation project is estimated to be completed by March 2014.