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NEWS RELEASE

DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                              Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

Contact: Earl Hiraki, Engineer, Dept. of Design and Construction, 768-8841

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURES

KEAWE STREET BETWEEN ALA MOANA AND AUAHI

 

Honolulu The Department of Design and Construction today announced partial road closures along Keawe Street beginning Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 8, as part of a major sewer line rehabilitation project.

 

A portion of Keawe Street, between Ala Moana Blvd. and Auahi Street, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday.

 

To accommodate area businesses, the driveway to 327 Keawe Street (The Whole Ox Butcher and Deli) will remain accessible via the Auahi Street side of Keawe Street; the driveway to 313 Keawe Street will also remain accessible via the Ala Moana Boulevard side of Keawe Street; the driveway to 604 Ala Moana Boulevard (Auto Mart USA) will be closed, but the South Street entrance will remain open.

        

Motorists are encouraged to avoid this segment of Keawe Street during construction and to use alternative routes to reach their destinations. Motorists should stay alert for police officers guiding traffic, lane restrictions, detours, changing traffic patterns, and moving construction equipment, vehicles, and personnel.

 

The project consists of sliplining rehabilitation of 1,980 lineal feet of an existing 6'x 6' box sewer and installation of approximately 210 lineal feet of new 6-inch diameter sewer pipe at 711 Ala Moana Boulevard. The existing 6'x 6' box sewer to be rehabilitated runs along Auahi Street from Kamani Street to the west and turns makai on Keawe Street.  The sliplining rehabilitation involves the construction of access pits at six strategic locations along the existing box sewer.

 

The top portions of the existing box sewer will be cut open and new 60-inch diameter piping will be placed into the box and slid into place, creating a new pipeline within the old structure. The $11.4 million project began in March with the relocation of water lines to allow for construction of the access pits. This very important infrastructure rehabilitation project is estimated to be completed by March 2014.

 

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