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CITY TO REMOVE SEWER PIPE

ON KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY MEDIAN

 

            The City and County of Honolulu will begin removing the sewer force main that has been sitting atop the Kalanianaole Highway median for more than two years.

 

            Work is slated to begin Tuesday, November 6, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., weather permitting.  The work, exclusively at night, will take about one week.  The crews will begin removal at Kawaikui Beach Park (across Hawaii Loa Ridge) and proceed toward Niu Valley.

 

            The left lane in each direction will be closed during the work.  Motorists may experience some traffic delays.  Residents may hear noise from heavy equipment.

 

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann said, “This is another accomplishment in our efforts to rebuild our aging sewage infrastructure.  While the result of our work are buried 90 feet below our feet along Kalanianaole Highway, it will serve the people of East Honolulu for decades to come.”

 

            The pipe stretches from Niuiki Circle, which is across the Niu Valley Shopping Center, to Kawaikui Beach Park.  The sewer pipe was installed in June 2005 as an emergency bypass.  The City recently installed and successfully tested a new underground force main, which is now in operation.

 

            Questions about the sewer line may be directed to the project hotline, at (808) 216-8874.

 

            In a related development, the City will reopen parts of Kawaikui Beach Park that had been closed for use as a construction staging site for the Niu Valley sewer project.  The contractor reroofed the comfort station, replaced wooden doors, added two ADA parking stalls, and extended a sidewalk.

 

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Contact:

Bill Brennan, 527-6928

 

Monday, November 05, 2007

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