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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                May 17, 2010

 

 

CITY TO CONDUCT SOIL SAMPLING TESTS ALONG FARRINGTON HIGHWAY IN WAIPAHU FOR TRANSIT PROJECT

 

The City & County of Honolulu, as part of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, will conduct nighttime soil sampling work from East Kapolei to Waipahu beginning next Tuesday, May 25, 2010.

 

The soil sampling is part of preliminary design work for the first portion of the rail route running 6.5-miles between East Kapolei and Pearl City.  Kiewit Pacific, selected to design and construct the first segment of the rail transit route, was authorized by the City to conduct the preliminary testing work.

 

Work in residential areas will be done at night primarily along the Farrington Highway median between Waipahu High School and Fort Weaver Road. Night work along Farrington Highway will run from Thursday, May 27 until early September.

 

“We continue to move forward with the Honolulu Rail Transit Project; these tests will help us with preliminary design work,” said City Department of Transportation Services Director Wayne Y. Yoshioka. “Testing the soil stability along the route will help us refine the design and location of concrete pillars that will support the elevated guideway.”