Repairs to resume on crumbling Palolo road with some changes

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The Kuahea Street interim improvements project will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and is scheduled to be completed by Monday, Oct. 1.

Plans were suspended last April after the previous contractor filed for bankruptcy.

After reassessing the status of the area and the city’s approach in addressing the natural movement of earth, the scope of the contract has been revised as follows:

  • An update of the existing drainage system along Waiomao Road from Kuahea Street to 10th Avenue has been completed, as originally planned.
  • The asphalt pavement on Kuahea Street from Kuahea Place to 2373 Kuahea Street will be resurfaced, as originally planned.
  • The asphalt pavement on Helo Street will be resurfaced, as originally planned.
  • The asphalt pavement on Kuahea Place will not be resurfaced under the contract. Instead, Kuahea Place asphalt pavement will be maintained by the city’s Department of Facility Maintenance.
  • The concrete pavement on Kuahea Street will not be reconstructed, and that work has been removed from the contract.
  • The portion of Kuahea Street between Kuahea Place and 2319 Kuahea Street will be temporarily closed. The city intends to permanently close this section of Kuahea Street and re-grade this area to reduce earth movement and impacts to the city’s infrastructure.

All residents will have access to their properties, but some residents may be required to access their properties from the upper part of the Kuahea Street-Waiomao Road intersection.

Should residents have any questions, they are asked to call the city’s Department of Design and Construction at (808) 768-8816.

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