HART Relocates Downtown Utilities

Utility relocation work is underway in downtown Honolulu for The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). Frank V. Coluccio Construction Co. Inc. was awarded a $217.8 million contract to relocate utilities along Nimitz Highway from Kaaahi Street in Iwilei to Cooke Street in Kakaako.

The scope of work includes utility relocations for sanitary sewer, storm drainage, water main, electrical and communications infrastructure, gas, fuel and roadway improvements. Also involved are traffic signals and street lighting reconnections. Temporary traffic-lane closures, sidewalks and on-street parking will be affected, as simultaneous construction crews work both day and night, with periods of 24/7 construction when necessary.

“Thanks to strong relationships and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, City administration and third-party utilities, we were able to finalize the designs and obtain permits for this utility relocation work within six months,” says HART Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina, P.E. She adds that the relocation of downtown utilities is a major step in HART’s goal of a functioning rail system.

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