HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The repaving work is done, and Ala Wai Boulevard is now completely open to traffic. The road had been closed since early Thursday morning, when a water main ruptured about 3:45 AM.
Repairs took longer than expected, because when the break happened, it damaged both a 16-inch and 8-inch main where they connected. The water buckled the road, and damaged a gas line nearby.
Crews finally finished repairs Thursday night, and preliminary repaving early Friday morning.
A contractor finished up the job and was able to reopen the road between Namahana and Pau streets. The road opened at around 1:00 PM Friday.