Project blessed

LIHUE – The Department of Water recently held a blessing ceremony to mark the Jan. 5 start of construction for the Lihue Baseyard improvements project.

“Our existing building was constructed in 1971 and we have outgrown the capacity while it deteriorates and requires increased maintenance,” said Dustin Moises, DOW’s construction project management officer, in a release.

The construction contract was awarded to Unlimited Construction Services Inc. The $10.6 million project will replace the DOW’s aging Lihue baseyard facility and attend to current and future administrative and operational needs.

Work will include furnishing and constructing a 15,000-square-feet administration building and various offsite improvements such as access roads, walkways and landscaping.

The blessing was held last week.

“I’d like to thank the Department of Health for the $2 million green energy grant provided to us, as this project would not have happened without their support,” Moises said. “It has been a long and involved process to develop the property through the planning, permitting and design phases. We would not be here without the hard work and cooperation of our consultants, the mayor and his administration, the county council, various state agencies and our contractor.”

Info: DOW at 245-5455.


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