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DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (DDC)

January 2021 – December 2023
  1. WAIALUA BEACH ROAD BRIDGE
    In March 2021, O‘ahu experienced torrential rains which caused severe flooding and damage to Waialua Beach Road Bridge due to excessive water and debris that passed under the bridge. Following the storm, underwater inspections found severe undermining was found below the foundation. The lack of structural support required the immediate closure of the bridge. DDC initiated an emergency repair project. This required expedited design & permitting and coordination with many agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers & the State Department of Transportation. Construction began in May 2021 and repairs were completed ahead of schedule in August 2021 for $2.8 million.
  2. CITY ENERGY SAVINGS – ENERGY SERVICES PERFORMANCE CONTRACT PHASE 1
    Phase 1 of the energy savings contract resulted in forty-one (41) new photovoltaic (PV) systems being brought online to conserve energy in the City and County of Honolulu. These systems collectively generate 1.28 megawatts of renewable energy. As of May 2023, these systems have generated 734,486 kilowatt-hours of electricity, resulting in energy savings for taxpayers.
  3. ENERGY SERVICES PERFORMANCE CONTRACT PHASE 2A.
    This project is implementing energy conservation measures at over eighty (80) City building facilities, including LED lighting, air conditioning system upgrades, energy efficient transformers, electric vehicles and chargers, and water and sewer conservation. One of the completed energy conservation measures is the installation of LED lighting around the perimeter of the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena with projected energy savings of $18 million over 20 years.
  4. ROUND TOP DRIVE EMERGENCY SLOPE REPAIRS
    Heavy rains in December 2021 caused a landslide and road failure on Round Top Drive that required an emergency road closure and slope stabilization project. Retaining walls with a drainage system and guardrails was completed in August 2023 at a total cost of $5.4 million.
  5. PALOLO SLIDE – WAI‘OMA‘O ROAD AND KUAHEA STREET STABILIZATION PROJECT
    Repairs were part of a $24 million hillside and roadway stabilization project to protect the public and supporting City infrastructure along portions of Kuahea Street and Wai‘ōma‘o Road. Kuahea Street was reopened to the public in October 2023. Kuahea Street has been closed since September 2018.
  6. KAKA‘AKO EMERGENCY BOX DRAIN AND ROADWAY REPAIR
    Completed emergency storm drain and road repairs at the intersection of Halekauwila and Cooke Street.
  7. PENSACOLA STREET BOX DRAIN EMERGENCY SHORING
    Completed the emergency installation of 24 shoring jacks inside a portion of the Pensacola Street box culvert storm drain.
  8. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
    Completed the acquisition of the 1615 Ala Wai Boulevard property with the assistance of the Department of the Corporation Counsel (COR). The settlement occurred in October 2023 and payment was finalized in December 2023 with the City and County of Honolulu taking ownership of the development of affordable housing.
  9. PATSY T. MINK CENTRAL O‘AHU REGIONAL PARK PARKING LOT EXPANSION
    This project created a brand-new parking facility accommodating 207 vehicles (199 regular spaces and 8 handicap-accessible spaces). This project involved the installation of new pavement, lighting infrastructure, and the addition of shade trees, all accomplished for $3.8 million. Completed December 2023.