BWS: One lane of Kamehameha Highway near Kahana set to reopen Thursday

A 30-inch water main break closes Kamehameha Highway in both directions near Kahana Bay.
A 30-inch water main break closes Kamehameha Highway in both directions near Kahana Bay.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 7:36 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 20, 2022 at 8:12 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One lane of Kamehameha Highway will reopen Thursday morning, the Board of Water Supply said on Wednesday.

Officials said the lane will reopen at 4:30 a.m.

Traffic will be contraflowed while the 30-inch water main break near Kahana Bay Beach Park is under repair.

In addition, BWS said the undeveloped area mauka of Lanikea Beach on the North Shore will be temporarily closed until repairs are completed and the highway is fully reopened.

Water conservation is still needed from Waimanalo to Kaaawa after 60% of the water supply was lost with this disruption.

With the partial reopening of Kamehameha Highway at Kahana Bay, TheBus shuttle used during the road closure will be discontinued and TheBus service will return to normal.

Officials said a bypass has been set up to restore water service to the families on Trout Farm Road and along Kamehameha Highway.

Pedestrian access across the bridge is available throughout the repair and that a BWS employee will escort them across to ensure their safety. There will also be vans available for city bus users.

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