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

The major scope elements for Utilities Relocation include the movement of storm drainage facilities, sewer facilities, water main, gas/fuel, electrical and communications infrastructure, and roadway improvements to facilitate the installation of the guideway columns in the subsequent phase of work. The City Center Guideway and Stations construction work, a design-build and contract award, is to be procured and anticipated to be awarded in 2024. 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 December 2022. Completion is expected in early 2026.
  • • The Design-Build Contract procurement for the construction of the City Center Guideway and Stations has begun on April 4, 2023, with the issuance of Request for Proposals Part 1. The contract award is expected in mid-2024.

Once the City Center Guideway and Stations contract has been awarded and the utility relocation has been completed, construction of the elevated guideway and 6 stations from east of the Middle Street-Kalihi Transit Center Station to the Civic Center Station will begin.

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.

Segment 1 Rail Opening

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