TRAFFIC ALERT: Broken water main closes multiple lanes of Kapiolani Blvd.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews have finished repairs to an 8-inch waterline that connects the water service to the water main at 711 Kapiolani Boulevard.  Water service was restored at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes on Kapiolani Boulevard between Dreier Street and Ward Avenue remains closed as a contractor resumes previously scheduled construction work, unrelated to the BWS main repairs. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and to use alternate routes where possible.

The far left westbound lane and far left eastbound lane are open.

The BWS responds to each report of possible water main breaks and leaks it receives and tries its best to lessen disruption and mitigate the impact to our customers.  The BWS also looks at the efficiency of the entire water system to ensure that customers continue to receive a safe and dependable water supply at an affordable cost.

The BWS is in the process of formulating a comprehensive, long range water master plan that involves assessing existing facilities and conducting an analysis to identify root causes of water main breaks.

Through this endeavor, the BWS will develop a plan for new and replacement facilities now and into the future.

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