HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor will be working on Ward Avenue between Kapiolani Boulevard and South King Street to install new water service connections on Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
This nighttime construction work will close one mauka bound lane and one makai bound lane on Ward Avenue. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Drivers traveling through the construction area are asked to abide by the posted traffic signs and to allow for additional travel time.
In an effort to minimize the impact to the community, the required installation work is being scheduled during non-peak water use times. This construction activity is part of the ongoing Water System Improvement Project on Ward Avenue from Kinau Street to Kapiolani Boulevard. When completed, this project will enhance water service to area residents and businesses by improving fire protection and reducing the likelihood of water main breaks.
The BWS strives to balance the need to replace aging infrastructure with affordable rates to its customers. Revenue from water rates fund the maintenance and replacement of Oahu's aging water infrastructure to meet the BWS's operational requirements and to ensure that customers will have water whenever they turn on their taps. The funding will facilitate proactive pipeline replacement projects, such as this one, to minimize water main breaks and will also be used to renew the BWS's pumps, reservoirs, and treatment plants.