Second phase of construction for Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project to begin March 4 through June

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LĪHU‘E – The Department of Public Works and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. are announcing that construction for the second phase of the Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project will begin on March 4, on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, through June, weather pending. Additionally, the first phase of construction continues for the Civic Center to Convention Hall shared use path.

The scope of work for the second phase of construction will consist of road, sidewalk, and parking construction activities on Eiwa Street and Umi Street, as well as pavement work of the Pi‘ikoi parking lot at the Līhu‘e Civic Center.

Dates of construction for this phase of the project are as follows, weather pending:

·         Eiwa Street/Pi‘ikoi Parking Lot Phase 1: March 4 to April 9, 2019

·         Umi Street Sidewalk: March 11 to April 9, 2019

·         Pi‘ikoi Parking Lot Phase 2: April 10 to May 23, 2019

·         Pi‘ikoi Parking Lot mill and pavement overlay: Mid-June of 2019

·         Eiwa Street pavement reconstruction: May 16 to the end of June 2019

Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time when driving near the work areas and to observe and follow all construction traffic controls. Please exercise caution when commuting through the work areas.

This project is mostly funded from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. In 2015, the County of Kaua‘i was awarded this $15.1 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The county is funding an additional $2 million for the project. TIGER grants are targeted investments for local communities that increase safety, create jobs, and modernize the country’s infrastructure.

The Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization project includes streetscape improvements, development of a transit hub, new and expanded sidewalks, a shared-use path, improved bus stops and bike facilities, safer pedestrian crossings, and dedicated on-street parking.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Clark at 808-292-4552 or visit www.revitalizelihuetown.com. The project website will also include construction schedule updates.

Phase 2 work area