“City Center” is a term used to describe the last construction in the third operating segment of the Rail Project, comprised of the Dillingham Boulevard, Iwilei, Downtown, and Kakaako areas.

The major scope elements for Utilities Relocation work include the movement of storm drainage facilities, sewer facilities, water main, gas/fuel, electrical, communications infrastructure, and making roadway improvements to facilitate the installing the guideway columns in the subsequent phase.

Once the utility relocation work is completed in these areas, the City Center Guideway and Stations construction work will begin.

The City Center Utilities Relocation project consists of (3) three separate contracts:

  • Downtown Utilities Relocation: This project is underway from Kaaahi Street to Cooke Street, along Nimitz Highway and Halekauwila Street, ending at the at the intersection of Coral Street and Halekauwila Street. The contract was awarded to Frank V. Coluccio Construction Company (FVCCC), and the roadway work began in June 2022. Completion is expected in late 2024.
  • Dillingham Utilities Relocation: Work is ongoing in the Kalihi-Palama area beginning on Kamehameha Highway from Middle Street to the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and Kaaahi Street. The contract was awarded to Nan, Inc., and the roadway work began in 2022. Completion is expected in early 2026.
  • City Center Guideway and Stations Construction: Procurement is underway for a design-build contract for the rail project which includes the construction of columns, rail guideway, and six rail stations in Segment 3. The contract award and notice to proceed are anticipated in late 2024.


More about the utilities relocation construction work:
Construction crews will “pothole” to confirm the location of the underground utilities, “jet grout” to control groundwater during construction, excavate and place new utility infrastructure, switch the services over to the new infrastructure, remove the old utility lines, and backfill and repave the street.

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