Ward Avenue reopens after waterline leak repairs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - UPDATE at 5:30 a.m. Thursday:
Repairs have been completed and all lanes of Ward Avenue have been reopened.

UPDATE at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews have re-opened all mauka bound lanes and one makai bound lane on Ward Avenue between South King Street and Kapiolani Boulevard.  At this time one makai bound lane is closed as BWS crews continue to replace the 8-inch waterline near Hawaiian Electric Company.  Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work area.

UPDATE at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday:
Crews will continue to work to repair a leak to an 8-inch waterline on Ward Avenue Wednesday morning. Mauka-bound lanes will be closed and makai-bound lanes will be contraflowed. Avoid the area by taking an alternate route if at all possible.

The work is expected to take most of the day and could continue until Thursday, officials say.

Board of Water Supply (BWS) crews are working to repair a leak to an 8-inch waterline on Ward Avenue near Hawaiian Electric Company.

Repairs to the waterline have resulted in the closure of the two makai bound lanes of Ward Avenue between South King Street and Kapiolani Boulevard. One mauka bound lane is being contra-flowed to allow for one traffic lane in each direction. Special duty HPD officers are assisting with traffic flow.

No customers are without water service. The waterline was installed in 1975. The leak was discovered during work for the BWS Water System Improvement Project on Ward Avenue, however the leak was not caused by this construction work.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution when driving through the work area and to use alternate routes where possible.

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