HONOLULU — The Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highways Division, in cooperation with the state Department of Transportation and the Department of the Army Pohakuloa Training area, is pleased to announce a major milestone in the work on the Saddle Road West Side project on Hawaii Island.
The first phase of the Saddle Road West Side project, that will eventually complete Saddle Road from Mamalahoa Highway to the improved Saddle Road section between Milepost 11 and 42, has been completed. The work consisted of a 1.2 million cubic yard grading project that prepared the area for the next phase which includes paving. Work is currently 6 months ahead of schedule and on budget at $33.7 million.
The next phase of the project is a $30.8 million contract that includes $13.5 million in Transportation Income Generating Economic Recovery as “TIGER” grant funds and Hawaii State Transportation Program funds, was awarded in October 2012 to Goodfellow Bros, Inc. Preliminary work is scheduled to begin now and major construction is to begin in January of 2013. Completion date is set for August 2013.