Kalanianā‘ole Avenue Reconstruction Project Stalls

December 16, 2021, 6:27 AM HST
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The Kalanianā‘ole Avenue Reconstruction Project has stalled as a successful agreement between the County and the construction company initially involved in the project was unable to be reached.

The county has been engaged in discussions with Goodfellow Brothers over the past 12 months to reach an agreement on a scope change for Hilo’s main thoroughfare, officials stated. The change was necessitated due to the adjustment of final paving materials from asphalt concrete to Portland cement concrete, which was required to provide better protection of subsurface utilities
in the roadway.

The county decided to terminate Goodfellow’s contract since the parties were unable to reach an agreement in this matter.

“The County remains fully committed to the community to complete the reconstruction of Kalanianā‘ole Avenue safely and quickly while expanding allocated funds judiciously and efficiently,” county officials stated.

A path forward is being worked on to ensure a successful outcome for this project. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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