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Repair work on three deteriorated sections of the Kapiolani Trunk Sewer will begin on Monday, August 16.  The 36-inch, concrete trunk sewer runs under Kapiolani Boulevard from Kamakee Street to Kalakaua Avenue.

Work will begin on the first section located on Kapiolani Boulevard at Atkinson Drive and later move to the second section between Keeaumoku and Kaheka Streets and finally, the third section between Pensacola and Piikoi Streets.  Project completion is estimated for late October.

This is the first phase of a comprehensive and coordinated plan with the Board of Water Supply to replace the existing sewer and water lines along Kapiolani Boulevard. Work on that phase will begin next year. Road resurfacing of the entire street would follow.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes for the duration of the project.  There will be lane closures, parking restrictions, and around the clock work.  Regular morning and afternoon contra-flow lanes on Kapiolani Boulevard may also be interrupted.

Recent closed-circuit television inspections indicate that sections of the trunk line requires immediate repair.  The City has contracted with Alline, Inc., dba Trenchless Engineering to rehabilitate the three sections, which total approximately 1,300 linear feet.  Trenchless Engineering will utilize the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation method, which involves inserting a sleeve inside the existing pipe and results in a much shorter time and less disruption than if conventional open excavation methods were utilized.



Monday, August 16, 2004

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