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DOT News Release: Honolulu Harbor improvement project at Piers 24-28 to begin in 2020

Posted on May 27, 2020 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce that Piers 24-28 Utilities Improvements Project at Honolulu Harbor has been awarded to MIRA Image Construction, LLC. This project is part of the overall Harbors Modernization Plan and will provide for needed infrastructure improvements to harbor users.

The awarded contract amount is nearly $12.8 million for construction of a new sewer system, potable water, fire hydrants, communication and electrical services. It will also involve demolition and partial removal of the existing electrical system and the stub outs to each subdivided lot for the Harbor tenants to make their connection to bring utilities into their areas. The project is anticipated to start this year and be completed a year from the start of construction.

The harbor system is vital to the economic viability and security of the state as more than 80 percent of all goods consumed by people in Hawaii are imported, and of that more than 98 percent is shipped in through the commercial harbors system.

No state general fund taxpayer money is being used on the construction. The HDOT Harbors Division is self-sufficient and generates revenue from harbor user fees and charges to pay for operating and maintenance costs, as well as to fund capital improvement projects like Piers 24-28.