Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022|
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The state Department of Transportation said, in addition to emergency repairs to Kolekole Bridge wrapping up this month, permanent repairs and lead remediation at Kolekole/Paheehee Bridge will begin in Spring 2024, at an estimated cost of $65 million.
Three other bridges on Highway 19 north of Hilo, Wailuku, Nanue and Hakalau bridges, all underwent interim repairs this year and are scheduled for permanent repairs over the next couple of years. Details are as follows:
• Wailuku Bridge: Complete rehabilitation and painting. Construction anticipated to begin in November 2024. Estimated cost is $35 million.
• Nanue Bridge: Complete rehabilitation and painting. Construction anticipated to begin in January 2024. Estimated cost is $25 million.
• Hakalau Bridge: Foundation replacement for scour, replacement or rehabilitation of columns and trusses, deck rehabilitation, and painting. Construction anticipated to begin March 2023. Estimated cost is $65 million.
DOT will continue to update on the status of the repairs to the Kolekole and other Hamakua Coast bridges through news releases and social media.
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