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Final Phase of Daniel K. Inouye Highway Improvements Announced

(2/1/16) The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is proud to announce that the final phase of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road) Improvements Project, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), has been awarded to Road and Highway Builders, Sparks, NV.

Saddle Road photo courtesy of Aaron Stene

Saddle Road photo courtesy of Aaron Stene

The awarded contract amount of $50.7 million dollars includes realignment and reconstruction of the existing highway between MP 5.5 and MP 11 on the Hilo Side of the Big Island.  The contract completion is scheduled for May 29th, 2017.

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A preconstruction conference was held January 15th, 2016. On-site construction activities are scheduled to begin in late February 2016.

(Hat tip to Aaron Stene at the Kona Chronicle)