Rehabilitation Work to Begin on the Kipapa Stream Bridge

20 04 2017

 

 

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Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge                                                                           (Photo Courtesy of Hawaii State Department of Transportation)

 

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, in partnership with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration, announced the beginning of the Kipapa Stream Bridge (Roosevelt) project. This project will improve the structural capacity, seismic retrofit, travel surface, and railings of the existing Roosevelt Bridge. More information can be found at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/hi/roosevelt/

Roosevelt Bridge is located between the highway’s intersection with Ka Uka Boulevard and its intersection with Lanikuhana Avenue. It is approximately 484-feet long, 34-feet wide, and was originally constructed in 1933.

The rehabilitation project will bring the bridge up to current design standards for roadway width, load capacity, bridge railing and transitions, and bridge approaches and will widen the bridge to provide a 7-foot shoulder lane on both sides.

The $14.9 million project is funded with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state highways funds. It is anticipated to be complete by early 2018, weather permitting.

Six full closures of Roosevelt Bridge are anticipated to take place on weekends between May and December of 2017. The first full closure is currently scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, through Monday, May 8, 2017. Electronic Message Signs will be setup prior to closure and a reminder will be sent out in the HDOT weekly lane closure reports to notify the public. After that weekend, traffic across the bridge will be contraflowed periodically with one lane closures.

Lane closure information associated with this work will also be available on the HDOT website at hidot.hawaii.gov and released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.





Hawaiian Electric Utility Work on Kunia Road Starts Today

18 04 2017

A Hawaiian Electric Company contractor will be performing utility work along Kunia Road in Wahiawa near Schofield Barracks as part of a project to interconnect the Schofield Generating Station with the electric grid. The work will be performed on Tuesday, April 18, to Friday, April 21, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

For the safety of work crews and the public, the far-right northeast-bound lane of Kunia Road will be closed during construction hours between Schofield Barrack’s Foote Gate and Wilikina Drive. Work will begin near Foot Gate and continue toward Wilikina Drive. Traffic control measures, aided by special-duty police officers, will be used to help direct traffic flow on Kamehameha Highway.

This interconnection work will proceed onto Wilikina Drive on April 24. Details for the  Wilikina Drive lane closure will be issued at a later date.

 





Kaiaka Bay Beach Park Camping Permits

24 03 2017

The Kaiaka Bay Beach Park comfort station has been repaired and is now open to the public. Security cameras have been installed outside of the restrooms and will record everyone that enters and exits the building. The cameras send real time data back to a server and the video footage would still be available to the Honolulu Police Department even if the cameras were vandalized.

Now that the comfort station is open, camping permits are available to the public. To reserve a camping area, click here. You will need to create an account to reserve a site. Permits are released two weeks in advance, on a first-come first-serve basis on Fridays at 5 p.m. Camping at Kaiaka costs $52 dollars for five nights, Friday night through Wednesday morning, at $10/day plus $2 fee (shorter stays are not accommodated, you have to pay the full $52 for the weekend).





City Not Accepting Household Combustibles at Waimanalo Landfill

15 03 2017

KAPOLEI – The City and County of Honolulu will no longer accept the delivery of combustible items from households at the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill starting on Monday, March 20, 2017.

The delivery of combustible waste from the public, including bulky waste, will be directed to the nearest convenience center in Ewa, Laie, Wahiawa, Waianae, Waimanalo and Waipahu, or transfer stations in Kapaa, Kawailoa or Keehi, as appropriate.

“We feel this new policy will allow us to incinerate all combustible items at H-POWER to generate energy, while at the same time limiting unnecessary disposal at the landfill,” Lori Kahikina, director of the Department of Environmental Services, said.

Households may dispose of small quantities of inert materials such as dirt, rock, sand, gravel and concrete at the landfill; however, they will be limited to two (2) loads per day, and a maximum of four (4) loads per week.  Vehicles will be limited to sedans, pickup trucks or minivans.

All large household vehicles, including those with commercial license plates, or hauling large quantities of inert materials or construction and demolition debris and waste, will be directed to the private PVT Landfill in Nanakuli.

 





Traffic Advisory for Sewer Work in Wahiawa

10 03 2017

The Department of Environmental Services is alerting the public that traffic will be affected next week as crews rehabilitate wastewater pipes in and around the Honolulu area.  City crews and contractors will conduct sewer pipe work in Wahiawa on March 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. from 930 to 1026 Kilani Avenue to 1026 Kilani Avenue.





Wahiawa Wastewater System Smoke Testing

21 02 2017

The City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) will smoke test areas of the lower Wahiawa wastewater system, Feb. 21-March 3, 2017, weather permitting.

The testing, during normal business hours, is part of ENV’s preventative maintenance program to prevent rainwater (inflow and infiltration) from entering the sewer system.

ENV crews will pump non-toxic smoke into sewer pipes, examine and record locations where the smoke escapes.  The smoke is harmless with minimal odor and neither a fire hazard nor a health hazard to humans and pets.

Tests locate broken pipes, illegal connections, open cleanouts and other paths for runoff to enter the sewer system.  Runoff from heavy rain can overwhelm and surcharge the sewer system and treatment plants, causing sanitary sewer overflows.

An advertisement was placed in the local daily newspaper while residents and affected businesses were informed by mail and handouts.  Fire and Police communications centers will be notified at the beginning and ending of each test.

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Pupukea Beach Park Comfort Station Renovations Begin February 21st

17 02 2017

The Department of Parks and Recreation will begin renovations of the Pupukea Beach Park comfort station closest to Shark’s Cove on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  The facility is suffering from major termite damage and wood rot, and an aging and unreliable electrical system.

The scope of work will include:

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the current wooden roof
  • Replacing the structure’s electrical system
  • Adding new security gates and doors to the facility
  • Installing skylights
  • Repainting
  • Placing an elastomeric roof coating to the structure which will extend the life of the new roof, and will provide an overall protection to the structure against the elements.

This renovation project is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

Several portable toilets will be placed on site for public use during the construction project.  The shower facility adjacent to the comfort station will remain open; however, there may be occasional interruptions to the water service to the shower while the renovation work is underway.

The $391,227 contract for the project was awarded to MEI Corporation.