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East Maui Waiohonu Bridge Replacement to Begin

April 24, 2012, 9:24 AM HST
* Updated April 24, 11:23 AM
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Waiohonu, Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Work to replace the Waiohonu Bridge in East Maui begins tomorrow.

Work on the project is scheduled to run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, with completion slated by March 6, 2013.

A public notice details project plans including demolition of the existing bridge and associated structures, constructing the replacement bridge and guard-walls, reconstructing pavement areas, installing water lines, signage, and pavement markers.

Plans also call for the removal of a detour road and temporary stream crossing structure, as well as restoration of properties to existing conditions.

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A notice to bidders had placed the estimated construction cost at between $1 million and $5 million.

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The $2.66 million contract was awarded to Global Specialty Contractors, Inc. out of Honolulu.

Waiohonu Bridge. Courtesy photo County of Maui, Rod Antone.

Waiohonu, Photo by Wendy Osher.

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