CIP Funds Released for Repairs of Hakalau Stream Bridge
Approximately $70,000 in capital improvement project (CIP) funding was released to design and rehabilitate the Hakalau Stream Bridge on the Hawaiʻi Belt Road.
“I’d like to thank Governor Ige for releasing funding to finance the designs for the rehabilitation of the Hakalau Stream Bridge on the Hawaiʻi Belt Road,” said Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye (District 4 – Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona). “I also want to express my gratitude toward Edwin Sniffen, Deputy Director for Highways for the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, and HDOT, who continue to work tirelessly to expedite this project for the residents of Hāmākua.”
In September, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation announced plans to conduct permanent repairs on four bridges along the Hāmākua Coast, one of which is the Hakalau Stream Bridge.
Through the state bridge inspection program, HDOT has been monitoring bridges, Kolekole Wailuku, Nanue, and Hakalau. Repairs for the structures are slated to begin in early 2022.