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DOT News Release: Shoreline repairs on Kamehameha Highway in Hauula will be extended from emergency area

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 in Latest Department News

Repairs will cover additional 1200-feet of coastal highway.

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) updates the traveling public that additional segments of the roadway will be added to the emergency repairs of Kamehameha Highway in Hauula for a total of 1500-feet. A crew is currently working to stabilize approximately 270-feet of undermined shoulder north of Pokiwai Bridge.

“While we’re out making the emergency repairs to the area of the highway that collapsed on Jan. 3, we want to take immediate action to make sure we can keep the system connected,” said Hawaii Department of Transportation Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen. “Adding 1200-feet of repairs is necessary to ensure another collapse doesn’t happen with the next swell or storm system.”

The total estimated cost for the emergency repairs, which will consist of excavation of compromised material, placement of filter fabric to protect the waterway and keep soil and other material in place, filling in with cobblestones, topping off with controlled low-strength material (CLSM) cement, repaving the highway, and adding delineators to mark the edge of the roadway is $600,000.

Work hours will be seven days a week between 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Jan. 27.

HDOT will continue to close the makai lane of Kamehameha Highway near Pokiwai Place during work hours. Traffic in both directions will be maintained by contraflow in the remaining open lane. Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan for additional travel time. Outside of work hours, the makai (oceanside) lane will be reopened.

Pictures from the work site on Jan. 5, 2020, are linked below. Please courtesy “Hawaii Department of Transportation” or “HDOT” if they are published.