LIHU’E—Kaua’i County Council has given preliminary approval to an additional
$310,900 for matching monies to complete the $6.75 million projected
reconstruction of Rice Street.
Before final approval of the funds transfer,
the council will conduct a public hearing Aug. 16.
“It’s the continuation
of the state project, including sidewalks and road improvements,” said Russell
Sugano, the county’s chief of engineering operations.
improvements to the mile-long stretch of Rice Street are expected to start near
the end of this year.
The bulk of money for the project is federal, he
The project’s current low bidder is Goodfellow Brothers, a local firm
(Po’ipu and Puhi) that has “done a lot of projects” for the county, Sugano
Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be reached at 245-3681 (ext.