Honolulu City Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine and the Honolulu City Council have honored the Honolulu Fire Department for exemplary service to the Wai’anae Coast for fighting the Wai’anae Valley and Makaha Valley brush fires in August.
On August 4, this year, two major brush fires erupted on the Wai’anae Coast and units from Wai’anae, Nanakuli, Kapolei, Makakilo, Ewa Beach and beyond responded as needed and without hesitation protected homes and property.
In the recognition presentation, Councilmember Pine stated, “The smoke and the fire were so widespread and fast-moving it caused the shutdown of Farrington Highway. The relentless progression of flames charred 9,000 or more acres, but the equally relentless efforts of Honolulu’s bravest once again went above and beyond the call to quell the threat and protect the people of the Wai’anae Coast”.
Those honored and representing their station houses included; Battalion Chief Craig Uchimura, Richie Mitsumoto (Wai’anae), Genji Moriya (Nanakuli), Keha Clark (Kapolei), Trevor Cates (East Kapolei), Keola Chang (Makakilo) and Cody Racoma (Ewa Beach).
The presentation took place on October 3, during the full council meeting held at Kapolei Hale.
Wai‘anae – The Department of Customer Services announced today that the Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center, currently open only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will be moving to a five day-a-week operation starting on Monday, August 20.
The change is in direct response to the increased demand for driver licensing services. Although appointments are recommended, walk-in service will continue to be available on a first come, first served basis.
Driver license road tests will continue to be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
The Wai‘anae Driver Licensing Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, but closes for a lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To help ensure a successful visit, customers are encouraged to have all of the required documents and complete the application form.
The website license.honolulu.gov offers a link to appointments, an interactive document guide, application forms, and general information. Licenses can be renewed up to six months in advance.
Kapolei – The repaving of a city-owned section of Farrington Highway, from the Kapolei Golf Course Road to approximately 1.5 miles east of Kualaka‘i Parkway, is scheduled to begin Monday, September 25, barring any weather-related delays (see map below).
The road work will cover 2.23 miles of roadway and is estimated to be finished within 180 calendar days. The project includes, but is not limited to milling of asphalt concrete pavement, reconstruction and resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavement, adjustment of utility manholes to grade (frames and covers), and installation of pavement markings.
The allowable work hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays (with possible Saturday work). Residents and business owners are advised to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs and special duty police officers. Drivers should anticipate delays due to detours, lane and road closures, and allow extra travel time while driving through the work areas. Local residential traffic, deliveries and trash collection will be allowed during construction, and any illegally parked cars may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Contractor Road and Highway Builders, LLC was awarded the $2.3 million contract. For questions regarding the project’s traffic management, contact Construction Management & Engineering LLC at (808) 829-1902. To view an updated list of city road paving projects, please visit http://bit.ly/1UlEr9M.
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Councilmember Pine recently introduced Resolution 16-175 on behalf of the community to address the rise in accidents and fatalities along Waianae Coast’s Farrington Highway which serves as the main artery to travel in and out of the Westside. The Resolution requests the City & State Administration to prioritize and collaborate on pedestrian safety measures for Farrington Highway in order to create solutions to aid and give relief to the area and community on this issue.
OFFICE OF MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL
DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8, 2016
Press Office: (808) 768-5768
Road work set to begin in Nānākuli area
Leeward O’ahu – Road work on various residential and collector streets in the Nānākuli area is scheduled to begin Monday, July 11, 2016 (please see maps, below).
The road work will cover 42 miles of roadway, and is estimated to be finished within a year. The project includes, but is not limited to reconstruction and resurfacing of asphalt concrete pavements, removing asphalt overlay in existing gutters and reconstruction of designated concrete curbs and gutters, adjustment of utility manhole frames and covers to grade, and installation of pavement markings.
Also included in the project is the removal of identified trees that are diseased or have damaged sidewalks and curbs, and the trimming of canopies and pruning of roots as required by a qualified/certified arborist. The allowable work hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (with possible weekend work). Residents and business owners are advised to observe and obey all traffic controls, posted signs, and special duty police officers. Drivers should anticipate delays due to detours, lane and road closures, and should allow extra travel time while driving through the work areas. Local residential traffic, deliveries and trash collection will be allowed during construction, but any illegally parked cars may be towed at the owner’s expense.
Contractor Grace Pacific LLC was awarded the $10.4 million contract. For questions regarding the project’s traffic management, contact Construction Management and Engineering LLC at 829-1902. To view an updated list of city road paving projects, please visit http://bit.ly/1UlEr9M.
In January 2013, Mayor Kirk Caldwell launched a comprehensive five-year program to repave 1,500 lane miles of city roads that were in substandard condition at the time. Since the inception of the program three-and-a-half years ago, the city has repaved more than 1,136 miles, ahead of the pace to meet the mayor’s goal.
Kymberly Marcos Pine
District One (’Ewa, ’Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua).
530 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
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