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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Contact: Dawn Hunt, Hastings & Pleadwell, 538-0797, extension 3
Jesse Broder Van Dyke, Office of the Mayor, 768-6928
Markus Owens, Department of Environmental Services, 768-3454
City awards contracts for Kaneohe-Kailua gravity sewer tunnel
The City and County of Honolulu has awarded a little more than $175 million in contracts for the Kaneohe-Kailua gravity sewer tunnel project to the joint venture group of Southland Contracting, Inc. and Mole Construction, Inc. (Southland Mole JV) and local construction management firm Bowers + Kubota.
The sewer tunnel will fulfill a portion of the First Amended Consent Decree mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to implement remediation projects on
Over the last two years, the city hosted community meetings to inform residents about the project and record community concerns. Based on that feedback, the middle portion of the alignment was moved further from residences. The tunnel now runs behind the Board of Water Supply (BWS) Reservoir near
Construction of the project will provide jobs for local labor; contractors are required by Act 68 to use
About Southland Mole JV
Southland Contracting, Inc. and Mole Constructors, Inc. are a joint venture (Southland Mole JV). Southland Contracting Inc. is a tunnel excavation and wet utility installation company. Mole Constructors, Inc., founded in 1974, is a leader in the underground civil construction industry. For more information, visit: http://www.scitunneling.com/ and http://www.molecon.com/.
The Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel Project is an approximate 3-mile tunnel from