September Start Set for Kahiliholo Road Repairs

LIHU`E, HI (Ben Caxton) — The start of repair work for a section of Kahiliholo Road damaged by the April flood is less just four weeks away. The county announced yesterday that the project will be put out for bids this week, with construction to start the first week in September. Repairs are expected to take about 90 days to complete with the road finished by the end of November. Workers will be installing a concrete box culvert at a stream crossing along the route to replace a corrugated metal pipe that was washed away during the record-breaking flood. The work also includes replacement of the roadway embankment and pavement within the area of the culvert. Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said the project would not have been possible without help from federal, state, county, and community partners. 75 percent of the costs will be reimbursed with Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance funds.

1 Comment on "September Start Set for Kahiliholo Road Repairs"

  1. I live out at Namahana Farms area and to date no action as to road/bridge repair on Kahiliholo Rd. It is now November and I haven’t seen one piece of construction equipment at the repair site. Locals are still having to use the detour through Kuawa RD. The road is a mess! And continues to deteriorate on a daily basis. I don’t think the county is aware of how much residential and service traffic is going through this area.

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