Emergency Pole Replacements on Moanalua Road Across Waimalu Elementary

Nov 4, 2017 | PC Community

From Hawaiian Electric:

Hawaiian Electric will be performing emergency work beginning next Tuesday, November 7 to replace two (2) 138 kilovolt transmission poles across from Waimalu Elementary School in Aiea/Pearl City area (map below).  The steel arms on the poles are corroding and require immediate attention for replacement.  This work will help to maintain safety and reliability for the community.  The emergency pole replacements will require both day and night work to help expedite the construction of the foundations so that our crews can install the new poles as quickly as possible.  There will be no planned power outages associated with this project.

Day Work – November 7 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The daytime work will force the closure of the two (2) westbound lanes of Moanalua Road across from Waimalu Elementary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 7 to 14, excluding the Veteran’s Day holiday and weekend days.  Westbound traffic will be contraflowed onto the middle turning lane.  The eastbound lanes will be open.  Crews will be working to stage equipment and tone existing utilities before digging. 

 Night Work – November 13 to December 1 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The night work requires the closure of three (3) lanes in the work area on Moanalua Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., November 13 to December 1, excluding the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the day after Thanksgiving, and weekend days.  Traffic will be contraflowed in the eastbound lanes with one (1) lane open in each direction.  For this portion of the project, crews will be installing the new poles and reconductoring the powerlines.   

 Special duty police officers will be onsite to assist with the flow of traffic through this busy area.  The adjacent sidewalk will be closed for safety, but the entrances to the business parking lots will be open.  Electronic signboards are being installed on Moanalua Road today to warn drivers to use alternate routes if possible.  A traffic advisory is being distributed to the media and we are working to notify first responders and The Bus.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this work will cause.


Photo provided by Hawaiian Electric