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Earthquake repair work on Big Island underway

Embankment to be repaired in Pa'auilo Embankment to be repaired in Pa'auilo

PAAUILO, Big Island (KHNL) - Repairs to Hawaii County roads, bridges and facilities in the Paauilo area damaged by the 2006 earthquake are underway.

Construction at the Waipunahinae and the Opihilala Gulch bridges will involve rebuilding the stone walls that collapsed from the earthquake. 

Additional work was done to reinforce the embankment from falling by thinning strands of trees on the hillsides along Sand Gulch Road and repairs to the slope of the makai side of the roadway continues.

The repairs to Mamalahoa Highway at mile post 110.4 and on Napoopoo Road at mile post 9 will include reinforcing the embankment, repaving the road shoulders and repairs to the guard rail and drainage system.

Officials say none of the repairs warrant closing roads or facilities.

Public Works has completed 21 of the 34 FEMA-funded projects at a cost of more than $800 thousand.

FEMA granted the County a one-year extension to April 2010 to complete 13 earthquake-related projects.

 

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