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Website details construction activity in highway widening

By Staff | Dec 10, 2009

LAHAINA — The Honoapiilani Highway Widening Project team has launched a website, www.buildgbi.com/buildhonoapiilani, to inform residents, visitors and daily travelers about construction activity.

The state Department of Transportation, Bowers and Kubota, and Goodfellow Bros. Inc. collaborated on the site, which features maps, news releases and a contact page.

The team encourages residents to visit the website to learn more about the project. 

Now under way, the construction project will widen Honoapiilani Highway between Lahainaluna Road and Aholo Road to a four-lane divided highway with a curbed median, sidewalks on one side and paved shoulders on both sides.

Other improvements include concrete retaining walls, precast noise barrier, guardrails, drainage features, intersection improvements, curb ramps, traffic signal upgrades, signs, pavement markings, adjusting underground and overhead utilities, landscaping and irrigation work.

Construction activity is slated from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays.

Traffic will be realigned in the current roadway during construction hours without detours to minimize the impact to the community. 

Goodfellow Bros. Inc. (GBI) recently won the General Contractors Association of Hawaii Award of Excellence for two sections of the Mokulele Highway Widening Project.

“This award is a testament to the collaborative team effort by GBI, DOT and our friends in the community and along the highway corridor,” said Chad Goodfellow, project manager.

Bowers and Kubota Consulting is the construction manager for the Lahaina project, acting on behalf of the state Department of Transportation.