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Kilauea Avenue Roadwork Gets Underway Thursday

November 13, 2013, 5:07 PM HST
* Updated November 13, 5:09 PM
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A project to improve more of Kilauea Avenue is set to get underway Thursday.

The improvements – set for the stretch from Aupuni Street to the end of the Wailoa Bridge – will include repairs to the sidewalks and sewer and water lines followed by road resurfacing.

The work to be done in phases is expected to be completed by early February.

It will begin Thursday with approximately four days of sidewalk reconstruction starting in front of the Pono Place and then moving across the street, followed by the corners of the bridge.

Noelani Whittington, spokeswoman for the county Department of Public Works, said parking in the area will be restricted and lane closures will be required between 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 22, the work will shift to excavation of the water line, with the majority of the work scheduled for that weekend. Businesses and residents in the area will be subject to intermittent water shut-offs.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, a new sewer line and manhole will be installed fronting Kawamoto Store. No left turns onto Aupuni Street will be allowed during that phase of the project.

Road resurfacing is scheduled to begin on Monday, Dec. 9. The roadwork will continue through January with breaks on Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 20, with completion scheduled for early February, weather permitting.

Yamada and Sons is the contractor for the $868,000 project.

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