Function of Oahu District

Performs field inspections of highway construction projects in conformance with approved plans and specifications; maintains, alters and repairs roads, highways and related structures within the State Highway System on Oahu.

Office Services

Provides fiscal, clerical/stenographic, purchasing and other support services.

Urban Construction Section

Conducts inspections and field engineering of highway construction projects and/or highway maintenance projects under contract, in the urban Oahu area from Hawaii Kai to Waipahu, to ensure conformance with approved plans and specifications.

Rural Construction Section

Conducts inspections and field engineering of highway construction projects and/or highway maintenance projects under contract, in rural Oahu outside of the urban area from Hawaii Kai to Waipahu, to ensure conformance with approved plans and specifications.

Maintenance Section

Provides for the maintenance, repairs and alterations of existing roadways, structures, traffic control devices, landscaping and other appurtenant highway facilities with State highways on Oahu; manages the automotive and equipment service and repair shops.

Engineering Services

Provides engineering, inspectional and investigational support for maintenance related activities on Oahu.

Office Engineering Staff

Conducts litigation and damage claim investigations; provides information and prepares reports for the Department of the Attorney General and/or Department of Accounting and General Services; designs and drafts minor maintenance engineering plans; prepares and inspects minor repair and service contracts of highway facilities; performs bridge/structural inspections, evaluates condition of structures, provides recommendations for maintenance and repair, and prepares bridge inspection reports; assists in the preparation of the operation and maintenance budget to include the special maintenance program; prepares project listings and cost estimates for the biennial and six-year resurfacing and bridge/structural repair programs; updates as-built construction permit plans and maintains files; represents the State on Joint Pole Committee which coordinates utility pole usage on Oahu.

Field Services Staff

Reviews and provides comments on engineering plans and specifications for construction within the highway right-of-way from public and private agencies and/or individuals; issues construction permits and conducts inspections to ensure compliance with permits; issues permits for oversize and overweight vehicles; conducts landscape contract inspections and prepares progress payments; conducts special investigative services to assess existing field conditions and to evaluate the impact on the highway system and facilities on matters such as drainage, access restrictions, minor land use and zoning changes, etc.

Highway Maintenance Unit

Constructions additions, alterations and improvements to State highways and appurtenances; maintains all highway structures and appurtenances; performs paving, patching, and rehabilitation work on highways; maintains all traffic signs, highway markings, street light standards and other aid-to-motorists signs and markings; maintains the landscaped areas and irrigation systems.

Traffic Signs and Marking Subunit

Maintains, repairs, fabricates and installs traffic signs, highway markings, street lights standards and other aid-to-motorists signs and markings. Fabricates signs for Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Districts

Roadway Maintenance Subunit

Performs patching, resurfacing and rehabilitation work on paved roadways and shoulders.

Constructs additions, alterations and improvements to highways as required; cleans, repairs and restores State highways after slides, storm damages and accidents.

Structures Subunit

Maintains, repairs, fabricates and installs guardrails, fences, walls sidewalks and other structures.

Special Services Subunit

Provides maintenance services which include watering of landscaped areas, herbicide application, street sweeping, hazard clearing and drain cleaning.

Bridge Maintenance Subunit

Maintains and repairs major bridges and structures.

Landscaping Subunit

Maintains landscaped areas and irrigation systems; performs roadside mowing; cleans ditches, slopes and culverts.

Equipment Services and Repair Unit

Maintains, services and repairs all automotive and construction equipment; fabricates and repairs parts; performs welding for a variety of repair and construction work.

Automotive Subunit

Maintains, services and repairs automotive equipment such as passenger cars, pick-up trucks and other similar-sized vehicles.

Heavy Equipment Subunit

Maintains, services and repairs heavy equipment such as large trucks, graders and loaders.

Welding Subunit

Performs welding and cutting of metal components for equipment and highway repairs.

Highway Electrical Unit

Installs, maintains and repairs all electrical equipment.

Field Subunit

Installs, maintains and repairs street lights, various flashers and other electrical appurtenances.

Shop Subunit

Provides technical support in the maintenance and repair of the various electrical equipment.

Tunnel Operations Section

Operates and maintains on a 24-hour, 7 days-a-week schedule all systems involved in the safe and efficient movement of vehicles through major tunnels and approaches; operates the State highway emergency telephone system; notifies appropriate agencies when emergency situations or incidents have occurred within the State highways system.

Plant Maintenance Unit

Inspects, repairs and maintains mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment in the major tunnels and/or approaches; prepares, plans  specifications for service contracts to repair and maintain equipment and facilities.

Traffic Operation Unit

Operates a state-of-the-art computerized traffic management control system to facilitate safe and efficient movement of vehicles through the H-3 tunnels and approaches; operates the State highway emergency telephone system; notifies appropriate agencies when emergency situations or incidents have occurred within the State highways system; provides motorist information through variable message signs; manages H-1 Freeway Contra-Flow Moveable Barrier System (Zipperlane) and tow service contracts; conducts public tours of the tunnel control facility.

Contact Person: Pratt Kinimaka
Engineering Program Manager
727 Kakoi Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96819
Phone: (808) 831-6703
FAX:    (808) 831-6725