HI SR 200(3) SADDLE ROAD EAST SIDE

Project Overview

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Transportation is developing a project to reconstruct the 5.7 mile section of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road) between mileposts 5.3 and 11. 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.

http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/saddle-east - Supplemental Site

Project Details:

In Development
Hawaii - Saddle Road, HI

Update 3/1/17:

Operations between mile markers 8.5 and 11.5 consist of excavation, subgrade finishing (slope and roadway), riprap ditches, and linear grading (maintenance of unpaved diversions). Operations within the new alignment (mile markers 5.5 – 8.5) include embankment construction, ash platforms, rock foundations for drainage features, and placement of corrugated aluminum pipe culvert and concrete end sections for pipe culverts (headwalls/wingwalls). It is expected that the rock crusher will be set up again to crush remaining quantities of Class 1 riprap. Blasting and crushing operations are nearing completion at the Pohakuloa Training Area Quarry. It is expected that all quarry operations will be completed by the end of February. FHWA has completed verification testing for both asphalt mix designs that were submitted (Marshall and Superpave).

*****Please be advised that rough road conditions are expected for the next 2 – 3 months with the length of the unpaved sections increasing between mile markers 8.5 and 11.5. RHB and FHWA constantly monitor conditions of the roadway, and maintenance is an ongoing operation, including weekends. Circumstances of severe weather may temporarily limit maintenance operations due to overarching safety concerns regarding the interaction of construction operations and public traffic.*****

Traffic Management:

No changes. As construction operations take place between STA 1545+00 – 1701+00 (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.

***PUBLIC URGED NOT TO TAKE WOOD FROM DANIEL K. INOUYE HIGHWAY PROJECT SITE TO PREVENT SPREADING FUNGUS***

Special precautions are being taken to minimize the risk of transmission of a fungus attributed to Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. Provisions for tree removal, handling, and the disposition of cut timber have been developed for the project in coordination with technical experts from the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Efforts to minimize the risk of transmission include sanitation of equipment and tools when leaving the project site, and a key component of containing ʻōhiʻa and other vegetative matter within the project area. Similar efforts are in effect to prevent the introduction of the fungus from other locations on the island that could be transmitted by vehicles and equipment that are not thoroughly sanitized.

The agencies are asking for the public’s help. Trees have been cut and stockpiled for processing within the project site. Several individuals have made inquiries or requests to take vegetation from the project site, and there have been instances observed of individuals hauling timber from the work area. We ask the public to please refrain from leaving the limits of the existing Saddle Road and removing any vegetation from the project site.


Update 2/1/17:

Operations between mile markers 8.5 and 11.5 consist of excavation, subgrade finishing (slope and roadway), riprap ditches, and linear grading. Rock crushing within this segment has been completed. The crusher will be moved to a new location within the new alignment to crush remaining volumes of required.

*****Please be advised that rough road conditions are expected for the next 2 – 3 months with the length of the unpaved sections increasing between mile markers 8.5 and 11.5. RHB and FHWA constantly monitor conditions of the roadway, and maintenance is an ongoing operation, including weekends. Circumstances of severe weather may temporarily limit maintenance operations due to overarching safety concerns regarding the interaction of construction operations and public traffic.*****

Traffic Management:

No changes. As construction operations take place between STA 1545+00 – 1701+00 (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.

***PUBLIC URGED NOT TO TAKE WOOD FROM DANIEL K. INOUYE HIGHWAY PROJECT SITE TO PREVENT SPREADING FUNGUS***

Special precautions are being taken to minimize the risk of transmission of a fungus attributed to Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. Provisions for tree removal, handling, and the disposition of cut timber have been developed for the project in coordination with technical experts from the State of Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Efforts to minimize the risk of transmission include sanitation of equipment and tools when leaving the project site, and a key component of containing ʻōhiʻa and other vegetative matter within the project area. Similar efforts are in effect to prevent the introduction of the fungus from other locations on the island that could be transmitted by vehicles and equipment that are not thoroughly sanitized.

The agencies are asking for the public’s help. Trees have been cut and stockpiled for processing within the project site. Several individuals have made inquiries or requests to take vegetation from the project site, and there have been instances observed of individuals hauling timber from the work area. We ask the public to please refrain from leaving the limits of the existing Saddle Road and removing any vegetation from the project site.


Comments None at this time.
Construction Amount More than $25,000,000

Sections

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Project Details
Project #
Project Name HI SR 200(3) SADDLE ROAD EAST SIDE
Location Hawaii - Saddle Road, Hawaii
Status In Development
Awarded to
Award Date
Award Amount

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Contact Information

Project Manager

Mike Will
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
Attn: Mike Will
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO   80228
Phone: 720-963-3647
Fax: 720.963.3596
michael.will@dot.gov