Monday, February 1, 2016
Kaneohe Construction Update
Here’s an update on Kaneohe-area construction projects, from our January meeting:
Kamehameha Highway: A city contractor is scheduled to complete repairs from a pipe replacement project by the end of February. Francisco Figueiredo, from City Councilman Ikaika Anderson’s office, said the work is taking place from Heeia Street to Heeia Boat Harbor. Once that is finished, the city will patch other parts of the road that need work. He said the city also is planning to completely repave the highway from Haiku Road to Kahekili Highway. That project is about a year away.
Kaneohe-Kailua Tunnel: Oversize trucks are scheduled to deliver pipes down Kulauli Street past Puohala Elementary School, through Friday, April 1. Project Liaison John Katahira told the Board that about 10 deliveries a day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Deliveries are to be suspended within 30 minutes of school pickup times and during the evening commute from 4 to 5 p.m. Mr. Katahira also said work would begin soon on upgrading a pump station and installing new pipes in the neighborhood around Mikiola Drive and Kimalu Place. He said the project team is considering doing some of that work 24 hours a day, which would require a noise variance from the city.
Ohana Pacific Management Company: The owner of Ann Pearl Rehabilitation & Health Care is seeking city permission to remodel a building and build a parking structure to provide office space in the 45-500 block of Pahia Road. Architect Casey Kusumoto told the Board that the project would consolidate office space and parking for 15 employees who handle accounting, payroll, billing and other jobs. The parking structure would have a residence on its second story.
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology: Work is expected to start soon on replacing utility lines to the Institute’s Coconut Island research facility. Institute Director Ruth Gates said the project will involve tunneling under the bay from the HIMB parking area to the island, with some related truck traffic on Lilipuna Road. She said the project is projected to take about a year. Project officials plan to distribute information leaflets to neighbors before work begins.
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