CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

12/03/14 2:30pm - SECOND WORK-SHIFT AT KAILUA REGIONAL WWTP TO BEGIN 12/08/14

Happy holidays!

Excavation at the Kailua Tunnel Influent Pump Station (TIPS) Shaft is underway. In order to maximize the efficiency of this work, the contractor, Southland / Mole JV (SMJV), will be commencing a second work-shift allowed per the project noise variance approved by the Department of Health. The noise variance allows work within the sound wall in the shaft 24 hours/day, except Sundays. The second shift SMJV is planning to work will be from 5:00pm to 3:00am, Monday thru Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm until Sunday morning at 12:00am (see schedule below) starting Monday, December 8, 2014.

Work during this additional shift will occur only within the Kailua TIPS shaft which SMJV has recently excavated down 45 feet below grade. Work during these hours will include starter tunnel work (will stay within the wastewater treatment plant property), hoisting of tunnel muck (wet dirt or mud) and installation/maintenance of supporting utilities within the shaft. These tasks will occur underground and/or within the project sound wall. Controlled blasts are not anticipated for this work. If deemed necessary the Construction Management Team will distribute announcement notices and will monitor noise and vibration effects very closely.

The tunnel construction (beyond the wastewater treatment plant property) will not begin until 1st quarter 2015. The Construction Management Team will distribute an announcement prior to tunnel construction.

Additionally, there will be no construction truck traffic after 9:00pm until 8:30am. Approved construction truck traffic hours will be between 8:30am and 9:00pm (but not between 4:00-5:30pm M-F) daily at the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Please note the truck operators are required to follow a specific hauling route that avoids the Aikahi area and Kaneohe Bay Drive on the Kaneohe side of Paku Place.

New Work Hours at the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)
Monday: 7:00am-3:00am (Tuesday morning)
Tuesday: 7:00am-3:00am (Wednesday morning)
Wednesday: 7:00am-3:00am (Thursday morning)
Thursday: 7:00am-3:00am (Friday morning)
Friday: 7:00am-3:00am (Saturday morning)
Saturday: 7:00am-12:00am (Sunday morning)
Sunday: No work

If you have any questions about this update or the project, please feel free to contact the Construction Management Team.

Project Hotline: (808) 445-9079
Email: info@kktunnel.net

Mahalo for your patience and understanding.

 

10/30/14 10:00am - KAILUA SHAFT EXCAVATION AND HAULING IS COMMENCING

Excavation of the Kailua Tunnel Influent Pump Station (TIPS) Shaft has begun and is estimated to continue through the end of 2014. As a result, you may notice a slight increase in truck hauling traffic to and from the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) between the hours of 8:30am and 9:00pm (but not between 4:00-5:30pm M-F) daily. At this time, controlled-blasting is not anticipated to be necessary for the Kailua Shaft Excavation. The public will be notified if for any reason the situation changes.

Please feel free to contact our project team with any questions or concerns.

Project Hotline: (808) 445-9079
Email: info@kktunnel.net


09/06/14 10:30pm - WATERLINE REPAIR COMPLETE AT KANEOHE PLANT

Broken Waterline Repaired at Kaneohe Pretreatment Facility. Contractor completed waterline repair at Kaneohe PTF at around 10:30pm and is shutting down operations.

 

09/06/14 8:30pm - CONTRACTOR REPAIRING BROKEN WATERLINE AT KANEOHE PLANT

Broken Waterline at Kaneohe PTF

 

CONTRACTOR PREPAREDNESS FOR UPCOMING STORMS

Aloha,

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience with the KK Tunnel Project.

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are threatening Hawaii. Please know the City has instructed Southland Mole, JV (KK Tunnel Contractor) to prepare its work areas at the Kaneohe Pre-Treatment Facility and Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant for hurricane conditions. This preparation includes securing of construction material and equipment.

Please contact our project team with any questions or concerns.

Project Hotline: (808) 445-9079
Email: info@kktunnel.net

 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NOTICE

Construction of the Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel is progressing. The contractor will be commencing with their work to build the Kailua Shaft with the installation of Slurry Walls. There will be additional hauling trucks coming to and from Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant from the H-3. Construction truck traffic (including loading and unloading trucks) is not permitted prior to 8:30 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m., 7 days/week, and between 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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NOTICE TO MOTORISTS

Please be advised work on the City and County of Honolulu’s Kaneohe/Kailua Sewer Tunnel Project is starting. The work primarily consists of tunneling a ten foot finished diameter tunnel between the Kailua Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Kaneohe Wastewater Pretreatment Facility. There will be increased traffic due to construction including moving of heavy equipment, transportation of construction materials and haul off of excavated material on several streets in Kailua and Kaneohe in the areas shown below. The construction work will continue until January 2017. Heavy construction traffic will not be allowed from 9:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. seven days a week; or between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; or one half hour before and after end of school day at Puohala Elementary School. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes, and drive with caution in the area. Please observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs and Special Duty Officers

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