The Board of Water Supply (BWS) wishes to extend its thanks and appreciation to all of you one the Leeward Coast for your continued patience and understanding regarding the BWS’s necessary water system improvement projects along Farrington Highway.
Construction crews have finished replacing a vital 24-inch transmission main that carries approximately 60% of the drinking water into the Leeward Coast between Haleakala Avenue and Black Rock. The BWS would like to thank the community for its collaboration throughout the project. Working together, the BWS was able to modify the traffic control plans to open the emergency access bridge to help alleviate traffic back up.
Meanwhile, the second phase of this project to replace the 24-inch main between Black Rock and Aliinui Drive is continuing. Because this area is outside of a residential zone, work is being conducted at night to help minimize the traffic impact on the community. The Contractor has placed additional crews on the road and in the shoulder area in an effort to keep the project on schedule. Currently the lane closure area is from the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill to the end of the Kahe Power Plant. We have posted reduced speed limit signs in the construction zone to aid in the safety of both the men working in the construction site and the public driving through the construction site. An electronic signboard will be placed near Ko’olina this week to have the drivers aware of the potential delays. Working hours of construction for this phase of the project is 7:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The anticipated completion date for this project is in March 2011, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
The BWS will continue to keep the community apprised as we work to complete this critical water system improvement project. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, you can contact contact Okada Trucking Co. at 841-0138. Please also continue to visit www.boardofwatersupply.com
Mahalo nui for your continued patience,
Board of Water Supply