Monday, October 13, 2008

Update: BWS Farr. Hwy Improvement Project

From: Moani Wright-Van Alst []
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 3:32 PM
Subject: BWS Farrington Hwy Projects Update

Aloha Community Leaders and Members,

In a continuing effort to provide you with updated information about BWS’ Farrington Highway Water System Improvement Projects, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new web page, voice recording system and e-mail address.

New Website, Phone Number & E-mail Address

We understand that Farrington Highway is the sole artery for the Leeward community, so we have created a new web page and voice recording to provide weekly project and traffic updates. Every Friday afternoon, the webpage and voice recording will be updated to reflect the following week’s construction updates and traffic pattern for our Farrington Hwy Phase 1 project in Koolina and Farrington Hwy Part 1, Phase A project in Nanakuli.

You can access the web page by visiting and clicking on the Farrington Hwy projects icon at the bottom, right hand corner of the page. Or you can go directly to it, by clicking: The web page also includes background information about the projects and project maps.

Residents can also call 748-5310 to hear a voice recording with the updated project and traffic information.

Also, residents can e-mail with questions or comments.

While this has been set up to help provide the community with the latest information with regards to our projects, because of the nature of construction, there may be instances where plans need to be changed rather quickly. If there are major changes that will impact the community, we will work to update the site and voice recording as quickly as possible.

Farrington Hwy, Part 1, Part A Update

Our contractor needs to move up the water main installation in the intersection of Nanakuli Avenue to begin next Tuesday, October 14th. Again, this work is to install a 12-inch water main in the intersection and because of where the pipe is, it will require us to close both Waianae bound lanes. During construction, a special duty police officer will be placed in the intersection to help direct traffic along Farrington Highway and in and out of Nanakuli Avenue and he will also control the traffic light at Nanakuli Ave. During the work in the intersection, the working hours will be adjusted slightly to help with the morning rush hour, to 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. We have also changed the verbiage on the electronic signboard on Farrington Hwy to advise motorists of this change and added another signboard within Nanakuli town (near Auyong Homestead Road) to advise town-bound motorists of the change.

There have been questions asked if we could divert traffic up Nanakuli Avenue and if we could use the million dollar bridge, but unfortunately both options are not possible because of safety and feasibility issues. As you know, there are not very many options in this area to help mitigate traffic but our inspector and DOT will be monitoring the area to help minimize traffic impact as best as possible.

We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we work on these critical water system improvement projects. We will share this information at the upcoming neighborhood board meetings, but would appreciate your help in sharing this information with the community.

Moani Wright-Van Alst

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