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Eight-Year City Project Ends

By Kristine Uyeno

KAILUA (KHNL) - For folks on the Windward side of Oahu, it's a breath of fresh air.

A city project that took eight years, is finally complete.

"It was just a constant noise factor and a constant rerouting of your destination point to Kailua Beach and Lanikai," said Mark Odom, former Kailua resident.

The Kalaheo Sewer Project also affected businesses like the Kalapawai Market.

"It was hard, it slowed down business quite a bit," said James Hoffer, operations manager.

That's because roads in this area were often closed. People had to drive around the neighborhood to get to popular spots like this store.

It'd been this way since 1999. That's when crews began replacing a sewer line and repaving the roads.

This project was originally expected to take 2 years but faced delays from the beginning. Two contractors weren't able to finish the job.

They faced many challenges, including a line that sits relatively deep.

But after 8 years, this community is back to normal.

"Everybody seems to be happy," said Odom.

"Relieved, relaxed. Just get back to the day to day routine," said Hoffer.

City officials thank the people of Kailua for their patience.

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