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(Thurs., March 11, 2010)—A portion of the City’s new street lighting system on Lunalilo Home Road in Hawaii Kai will be energized for the first time this evening, from Kalanianaole Highway to the mauka Kaumakani Street intersection.


            Both the new and old street lighting systems will be activated simultaneously for testing and inspection overnight. As soon as it is determined that the new street lights are operating properly, the old lighting system on this section of roadway will be deactivated and removed.


The City’s contractor replaced old 150-watt street light fixtures with 100-watt fixtures featuring flat lenses, as reported at a community meeting last year. This change is expected to save $63 in operating costs per light each year, and will improve visibility and safety in a mixed-use area that includes Kaiser High School, a fire station, churches, a library and the Koko Marina shopping center.


New street lights installed on a second section of Lunalilo Home Road, from the second Kaumakani Street intersection to Wailua Street, will be activated later this year, after final electrical work is completed.


The Department of Design and Construction thanks the people of Hawaii Kai for their patience and cooperation in helping complete this public safety project.




Contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928