Work begins to provide water, sewer to new county police building

Money from Amfac is expected to pay for work begun this week to provide water and sewer service to the new, under-construction Kauai Police Department headquarters.

The police, prosecuting attorney and Civil Defense agency planned on moving into the new building in October, but Amfac’s declaration of bankruptcy earlier this year slowed implementation of the contract to do the water, sewer and Ka’ana Street extension work.

Ka’ana Street is to be the main entrance to the new building, and $1 million in state funds to build the street’s intersection with Kapule Highway near the Kauai Veterans Center could come to the island as early as next week, said county public information officer Beth Tokioka.

Though details were not finalized earlier this week, the Amfac bankruptcy court judge has authorized release of as much as $400,000 to carry out the pre-bankruptcy contract Amfac had with Goodfellow Brothers to do the water, sewer and road work.

Goodfellow began work Wednesday on the sewer and water portions of the project, and the county issued that $390,000 contract. Once the Amfac and state funds come in, the county will manage the entire $1.9 million construction contract, Tokioka said.

The parties to the agreement are the County of Kaua’i, state Judiciary, state Department of Transportation, and Goodfellow Brothers. Ka’ana Street will also be the main access road to a proposed new state courthouse building to be constructed adjacent to the new police station.

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