BWS road work on Kapiolani Blvd. starts Monday

Published On: Apr 07 2014 07:01:04 AM HST   Updated On: Apr 07 2014 07:10:51 AM HST

Beginning Monday, the Board of Water Supply’s contractor for the water system improvement project on Kapiolani Boulevard will be probing for existing utility lines that cross the new waterline.

Work on Phase 1 of this project is scheduled to take place on Kapiolani Boulevard between McCully Street and Paani Street and will likely require lane closures at various times in the Ewa and Diamond Head-bound lanes of Kapiolani Boulevard.

Roadwork will occur Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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The contractor is replacing approximately 2,800 feet of 12-inch water main installed in 1938 and approximately 1,000 feet of 8-inch water main installed in 1953.  The renewal of the water system will improve fire protection, enhance water service to residents in the area, and reduce the likelihood of water main breaks.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes during construction hours, if possible, to please abide by posted traffic signs, and allow for additional travel time.

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The BWS encourages the community to visit for weekly project updates and traffic patterns or call 748-5310 to hear a voice recording of the information.

The community may also follow the BWS on Twitter at @BWSHonolulu for daily updates.  Questions and comments may be directed to the project construction manager, ESH, Inc., at 799-8744 or the BWS Communications Office at 748-5041.


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