The Department of Public Works is set to begin construction work on Route 34, commonly known as Kagman Road.
The contractor for this project is USA Fanter and “Notice to Proceed” is on Oct. 21, 2019. The NTP signifies that all necessary permitting, legal, and financial requirements have been met and construction could now proceed.
The road has been damaged due to an adjacent creek that has eroded it. Endangered species had also been found in the area. This prompted a hold on the construction until the U.S. Fish & Wildlife gave it the go-signal, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Highway Administration-Hawaii also agreed for the construction to proceed and gave it funding support.
The project aims to repair pavement separation parallel to the road; roadway paving with anti-skid; installation of road markings, signages, and supports to prevent slope instability. The construction cost is $846,000. Completion for this project is projected to be June 16, 2020.
Motorists traversing along the area are advised to take caution along the construction site as the inclined single-lane roadway would bottleneck for on-site workers and heavy equipment. DPW encourages the public to exercise caution and be courteous of road workers and to follow posted traffic control signs.
“The need to address Kagman Road is of particular importance as this is the sole roadway that serves Kagman residents,” said DPW Secretary James A. Ada.
The Kagman Road or Route 34 is a territorial route that is fully funded through the Federal Highway Administration. For further comments or concerns, individuals or groups could contact Highway administrator Lorraine M. Seman at 234-9838. (PR)