Sewer work to close parts of Keawe St. after Christmas

Published On: Dec 23 2013 01:39:00 PM HST

HONOLULU -

The city's Department of Design and Construction announced on Monday partial road closures along Keawe Street beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, through Tuesday, Dec. 31, as part of a major sewer line rehabilitation project.

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

To accommodate area businesses:
• The driveway to 327 Keawe Street (Cocina Mexican Restaurant) will remain accessible via the Auahi Street side of Keawe Street;
• The driveway to 660 Ala Moana Boulevard 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-feet-by-6-feet  box sewer and installation of approximately 210 lineal feet of new 6-inch diameter sewer pipe at 711 Ala Moana Boulevard. The existing 6-feet-by-6-feet 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.

This $11.4 million infrastructure rehabilitation project is estimated to be completed by March 2014.

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