HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Board of Water Supply said Kamehameha Highway remains closed in both directions between Kahana Valley and Trout Farm Roads in the Kahana Bay area due to a 30-inch main break.

The road was first closed on Saturday, July 16, after a bridge collapsed due to a water main break.

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Motorists are asked to avoid the area, cars will be turned around. Traffic is expected to open fully by the end of the week, according to BWS. However, water is expected to be restored on Sunday, July 24.

State crews repair a bridge in Kahana that collapsed on Saturday, July 16, due to a water main break.

BWS urges water conservation from Waimanalo to Ka’a’awa. The system lost about 60% of the water supply with this disruption, according to BWS.

BWS said potential low pressure and no water impacts would be in the upper elevations from Kailua to Waimanalo.

Water should be used only for cooking and personal hygiene until further notice.

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As of Wednesday, July 20, at 4:21 a.m., BWS said the bridge is safe and requires no work; however, the road on the Kahuku side of the bridge was undermined when the main broke and it needs to be restored.

BWS added, “Pedestrian access will be available throughout the job. A BWS employee will escort pedestrians across as long as it is safe.”

According to BWS, there may be instances where pedestrians may have to wait while vehicles are being moved or other work is being finished up to ensure their safety.

BWS said TheBus will operate two shuttles at the road closure site in Kahana. These two shuttles will connect passengers to regular Route 60 services currently turning around near Keneke’s at Punalu’u to Haleiwa and the Ka’a’awa Fire Station to Kaneohe and Honolulu.

In addition, TheBus emergency shuttles will operate during regular operations hours on Route 60 on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays until further notice.

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According to BWS, a bypass has restored water service to the families on Trout Farm Road and along Kamehameha Highway.

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