Blessing held for bus shelter project

LIHUE — A blessing was held on Tuesday at the Nawiliwili bus stop near Wilcox Road to mark the start of construction for phase two of the three-phase islandwide bus stop passenger shelter project.

In 2014, the Legislature provided $600,000 to fund this phase of the project, which is expected to result in an additional 17 bus stops to be improved and sheltered. Each of the new shelter locations will include a bike rack, trash receptacles and photovoltaic lighting which offers a safe, comfortable and more pleasant waiting area for transit riders.

Alaea Construction is the contractor for this phase of the project, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

The Legislature allocated an additional $1.5 million in 2015 to fund the third and final phase of construction. The county aims to shelter 49 bus stops by the end of 2017.

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The Garden Island

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