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Update on East Side Saddle Road Construction

This is the final phase to reconstruct the east side of the Saddle Road. The project will follow the existing horizontal alignment from milepost 11 to 8.5, then, diverges southward from the existing road until connecting up with the Puainako Street Extension at approximately milepost 5.3. The roadway width will be upgraded to two 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot shoulders and also include a climbing lane for most of the length of the project.

6/1/17 UPDATE:

Operations between mile markers 8.5 and 11.5 consist of aggregate base, asphalt paving, and shoulder/ditch reconditioning.

  • Aggregate Base – 100% of the aggregate base has been placed for this section (approx. 50% of total project quantity).
  • Asphalt Paving – Approximately 9,500 tons of asphalt have been placed to date. This is approximately 60% of the quantity for the bottom lift (3”) within this section. It is estimated that the bottom lift of asphalt will be completed by the 1st week of May.

Operations within the new alignment (mile markers 5.5 – 8.5) include embankment construction, ash platforms, precast concrete box culverts, concrete headwalls/wingwalls for culverts, riprap ditches and sediment basins, and rock crushing.

  • Precast Concrete Box Culverts – All box culverts have been placed.

Traffic Management:

No changes. As construction operations take place between mile marker 8.5 – 11.5, work may require single-lane, one-way travel in areas where the operation abuts the traveled way. Delays up to 15 minutes may be instituted from 6:00am – 6:00pm. A pilot car will be utilized in instances where operations span multiple work zones or as conditions require to meet safety needs. Weekend/holiday grading operations may be required to improve conditions of unpaved diversions.

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