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City prepares for Waikiki sewer line reconstruction

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major construction on some of Waikiki's busiest streets will begin next month.

The $5.7 million project is scheduled to begin on May 20, and is slated to last about 500 days.

Officials say Insituform has been hired for the job that will fix and re-enforce the integrity of about 6,000 linear feet of pipes under Kuhio Avenue. Crews will use a special technology that builds a new pipe inside the old one, also known as a cured in a place pipe.

The company's website says they will need to get waste out of the lines before they begin work, so crews will set up a bypass line.

According to officials, most of the construction will take place between Namahana Street and Liliuokalani Avenue. The first stretch of work will begin along three portions of pipe between Kaiolu and Lewers Streets.

In addition to fixing the pipes, crews will also be cleaning and improving dozens of Waikiki manholes.

Insituform's special technology is expected to save the city money from the traditional excavation work and street repaving that usually takes place with sewer repairs.

Hawaii News Now's Ramsay Wharton is following the story. She'll have the latest updates on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.

Waikiki Sewer Work

Begins: May 20th
Kuhio Avenue
Between: Kaiolu & Lewers
Heavy Construction: June 12th
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Night: CIPP Cured-in-Place Pipe Method
www.waikikisewer.com

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