Kilauea Bridge slated to open Tuesday

KILAUEA — The Kilauea Bridge project is nearing completion. Striping and some minor work are all that remains to be done, a county news release states.

“We anticipate opening the new Kilauea bridge Tuesday afternoon, weather permitting,” said Alejandro Pascual, assistant chief of the Engineering Division. He added that the project is running ahead of schedule.

A notice to proceed for the bridge replacement project was issued in February to Kiewit Pacific Co., with a completion date of Jan. 19.

Kiewit was awarded $12.8 million for the project, with $10.2 million from the Federal Highway Administration, which is administered by the state Department of Transportation, and $2.6 million from the county.

The new, two-lane concrete bridge spans 102 feet long and 35 feet wide and has a weight limit of 20 tons.

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