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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 24, 2013
KANEOHE-KAILUA SEWER TUNNEL COMMUNITY MEETINGS DRAW RESIDENTS
City’s Update Includes Route Change
Project engineers and design experts met with area residents over two nights and presented general information about the City & County of Honolulu project. A change in the path of the underground tunnel was also reviewed at the meeting.
The sewer tunnel will fulfill a Global Consent Decree provision, mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Health to implement remediation projects on
Design experts from Wilson Okamoto Corporation (prime consultant), Jacobs Associates (tunnel engineer), Yogi Kwong Engineers (geotechnical engineer) and the City presented project information and fielded questions. More than 140 residents attended the
Over the last year, the City re-routed the middle portion of the alignment to be further from residences. The tunnel now runs behind the Board of Water Supply (
A comprehensive monitoring program to record ground movement, noise, and vibration, if any, will be implemented before, during, and after construction. Construction is expected to be virtually unnoticeable using a tunnel boring machine deep underground. Above-ground construction will be limited to existing City wastewater facilities at
Information about the project can be found at: www.kkgravitytunnel.org.
The Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel Project is an approximate 3-mile tunnel from
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