WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation awarded a $78.9 million contract on Wednesday to the Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company to build three rail stations in the Waipahu area.
The company will be responsible for the Farrington Highway station group, consisting of the West Loch, Waipahu Transit Center and Leeward Community College stations.
Bids for the station group contract were opened in March with the Hawaiian Dredging Construction as the lowest bidder, but still higher than city estimates.
The original nine-station contract was broken into three smaller contract packages because bids came in about $110 million higher than expected. The new strategy was intended to save money, encourage broader participation and create more competitive prices.
Contract bids for the West Oahu station group – consisting of the East Kapolei, UH West Oahu and Hoopili stations – will be opened at HART's office on June 16 at 2 p.m.
A request for contract bids for the Kamehameha Highway station group – including the Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge and Aloha Stadium stations – will be issued in August.