The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS), and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), announces that construction on Bridge 605, Waialua Beach Road Ki‘iki‘i Stream Crossing is underway.
With construction having begun last week, divers have already discovered additional subsurface damage to the support structure since the inspection in early March. Construction is ongoing and is scheduled for seven days a week regardless of holidays. Divers will be in the water daily but may not be visible from above. The City reminds the community the bridge remains closed and putting anything in the water near the bridge or the surrounding area is strictly prohibited. Safety of the divers is of utmost importance and any unsafe conditions will likely delay completion of construction.
Other related responsibilities include construction site security, biological monitoring, and maintenance of best management practices and existing traffic control measures.
Vegetation was cleared on the stream bank to accommodate a stairway to access below the bridge. The stairway will be removed and grass will be planted on the stream bank after construction is complete to stabilize the slope.
Access to the bridge is strictly prohibited and traveling inside the security fence is trespassing onto an active construction site. The City would like to thank the community for their continued patience and cooperation during this expedited construction. As construction is now underway, updates will be provided as new information becomes available regarding progress.
All travelers must follow the rules of the road and obey all traffic signals and signage. Please travel with extreme caution and aloha in the surrounding areas and detour route.