Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 6:24 PM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.
Subject: Repaving work begins along Farrington Highway in Makaha
Repaving work is scheduled to begin next week along Farrington Highway in Makaha from Orange Street to Kili Drive.
The contractor has been building new concrete bus pads this month, but will begin digging up the old asphalt pavement as part of the resurfacing project. Traffic will be contraflowed through the area during the work on weekdays. Traffic is rather light during the weekdays along that particular stretch.
The actual repaving work should begin the first or second week of May and should take a month. Re-stripping of the work and tying up loose ends will take another two months.
Contractor for the $2 million project is James Glover. Weekly updates for the project and other DOT projects can be viewed at our website at www.hawaii.gov/dot.
With this project underway, I like to inform everyone that I will be stepping down as DOT spokesperson effective May 2. After being on-call 24/7 for five years straight, I decided to take a job a public relations firm called Bright Light Marketing in order to spend more time with family.
It has been a pleasure working with all of you. If they ask me what I was most proud of that we accomplished at DOT, I would have to say hands-down it was the safety barrier we installed along Farrington Highway between Nanakuli and Maili. Thank you for your patience during the time it took to put that one in place. I hope to see you around.
Spokesperson, State Department of Transportation
Comment: Mahalo and aloha, Scott! We're going to miss you. Best wishes in your new career. -Maile