Monday, October 24, 2016

Haiku Road And Waikalua Road Scheduled For Major Work, Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Learns

Roadwork was an important topic at our October meeting. Details are below. We’ll touch on other issues from the meeting in posts over the coming days.
Consultant Jim Niermann explains the
plan for sewer work along Haiku Road.
Haiku Road Sewer Project: A city consultant described a plan to install a larger sewer line on Haiuku Road. 
The work will take place from the Kahekili Highway to the Kamehameha Highway, starting next June and running through December 2018. The project will involve some disruptions and night work.
The consultant, Jim Niermann of R.M. Towill Corp., said the project is part of a federally mandated effort by the city to provide reliable wastewater collection and reduce sewage spills into Kaneohe Bay. 
Among the key elements of the project:
  • Most of the work will take place during normal working hours as a trench is dug for the new line.
  • Water and sewer service should continue without interruption.
  • Driveway access should continue without interruption.
The city is applying for a noise variance to do several weeks of nighttime work. The night work primarily will be where Haiku Road meets the Kahekili and Kamehameha Highways, as crews build new sewer manholes and other structures.

Details of the project work, along with a draft environmental assessment, are on the city Department of Design and Construction website.

Waikalua Road Repaving: We heard from Lori Kahikina, the city’s Environmental Services director, that crews should put new paving on Waikalua Road in November. The project has been a frequent topic of community questions at our meetings.

In addition to Waikalua, crews will be repaving along Kokokahi/Mahiuni, Pikoiloa and Puohala Village. The total project involves 24.9 miles of streets and is expected to cost $8.4 million. Details of this and other city paving projects are available on the Department of Design and Construction website.

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