Rehabilitation work to begin on Kipapa Stream Bridge (Roosevelt) on Kamehameha Highway in Mililani

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division, in partnership with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration, is pleased to announce the beginning of the Kipapa Stream Bridge (Roosevelt) project. This project will improve the structural capacity, seismic retrofit, travel surface, and railings of the existing Roosevelt Bridge. More information can be found at

Roosevelt Bridge is located at mile point 14.4 on Kamehameha Highway between the highway’s intersection with Ka Uka Boulevard and its intersection with Lanikuhana Avenue. It is approximately 484-feet long, 34-feet wide, and was originally constructed in 1933.

The rehabilitation project will bring the bridge up to current design standards for roadway width, load capacity, bridge railing and transitions, and bridge approaches and will widen the bridge to provide a 7-foot shoulder lane on both sides.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with CFLHD to improve the Kipapa Stream Bridge,” said HDOT Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen. “Maintaining our state’s bridges is a priority and this bridge serves as a major thoroughfare for Central Oahu.”

The $14.9 million project is funded with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state highways funds. It is anticipated to be complete by early 2018, weather permitting.

Six full closures of Roosevelt Bridge are anticipated to take place on weekends between May and December of 2017. The first full closure is currently scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, through Monday, May 8, 2017. Electronic Message Signs will be setup prior to closure and a reminder will be sent out in the HDOT weekly lane closure reports to notify the public. After that weekend, traffic across the bridge will be contraflowed periodically with one lane closures.

Lane closure information associated with this work will also be available on the HDOT website at and released through our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Kipapa Stream Bridge

Kipapa Stream Bridge

From Left to Right: Representative Lauren Matsumoto, FHWA Project Manager Mike Will, Hawaiian Dredging Heavy Division Vice President Leonard Dempsey, Senator Michelle Kidani, HDOT Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen, and Kahu Kordell Kekoa break ground at the Kipapa Stream Bridge worksite.

From Left to Right: Hawaiian Dredging President Gerry Majkut, FHWA Project Manager Mike Will, Representative Lauren Matsumoto, HDOT Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen, Senator Michelle Kidani, FHWA Hawaii Federal-Aid Division Administrator Ralph Rizzo, and Kahu Kordell Kekoa prepare to bless the Kipapa Stream Bridge site.