As of Tuesday, 1/19/16, clearing and mass grading was complete all the way to the southern end of the project corridor, just south of Honokohau Harbor entrance. Approximately 10,000 yards of rock remains on the ground waiting to be processed to for onsite fill material.
Crews have started the excavation of drain inlet structures and manholes. Staff are working with vendors to produce precast structures to be installed starting at the end of the month. Staff are also planning for the installation of light and signal foundations starting at Keahole Airport and working south.
As a reminder, the traffic management and staging plan is broken into five (5) stages. Stages 1 and 2 involve the grading and construction of the new lanes from the north end all of the way to the south end. Traffic will transition onto the new lanes from north of Keahole Airport to south of Hulikoa Street starting in August through October of 2016. Starting in November of 2016, traffic will all be transitioned to the new travel lanes while resurfacing of the existing highway takes place. Final surfacing of the new southbound lanes will begin in May of 2017, with one lane open in the southbound direction and two lanes open on the newly resurfaced northbound lanes.