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 located on the Kamehameha Highway, Route 99, M.P. 14.4, (Kipapa Stream) Roosevelt Bridge, on the Island of Oahu.

Project Details:

In Development
Island of Oahu, HI

The proposed project is located across Kipapa Gulch on Kamehameha Highway (Route 99) at mile post 14.4. The project would improve the safety and reliability of the existing bridge, through rehabilitation, addressing load capacity, bridge railing and transitions.

Update 6/1/2018

Construction: Upcoming activities include installation of rebar for the bridge rail on the Makai side of the road as well as grinding of the bridge deck to reduce variations to the deck profile. Additionally, work under the deck will continue including the substructure seismic strengthening and crack repair.

Traffic Management: Occasional one lane closures with alternate one-way flagger controlled traffic is anticipated based on the following schedule:

  • Monday thru Friday - Days from 8:00am thru 4:00pm

One weekend closure may occur in June to allow the Contractor to grind and groove the bridge deck.

Update 5/1/2018

Construction: The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that Kamehameha Highway will be closed in both directions between Ka Uka Boulevard and Lanikuhana Avenue during the following weekends for bridge rehabilitation work at the Kipapa Stream (Roosevelt) Bridge.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018, at 9 p.m. continuously through Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 11, 2018, at 9 p.m. continuously through Monday, May 14, 2018 at 5 a.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 2018, at 9 p.m. continuously through Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5 a.m.

One remaining weekend closure is planned, and an update will be sent out once it is scheduled. The project is estimated to be completed by July 2018.

During closure hours, motorists may use the H-2 Freeway as an alternate route. HDOT advises motorists to allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations and check traffic apps like GoAkamai.org to plan their commutes.

Electronic message boards will be posted to warn motorists of the closures. Special Duty Police Officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control. Emergency vehicles and first responders have been notified of the roadwork and will be allowed through the closure. The Bus will be advised to take an alternate route. Roadwork is weather permitting.

Update 4/1/2018
Construction Activity Look Ahead

The Contractor has completed the bridge widening and utility relocation work on the Mauka side of the bridge and has moved traffic over to the Mauka side of the bridge. Demolition of the Makai side of the bridge has begun along with placing formwork for the deck overhang extension.

In addition, approximately 25% of the Fiber Reinforcing work has been completed (for seismic strengthening). The contractor has also completed approximately 25% of the structural crack injection as well.

The contractor will continue the Makai bridge demolition and overhang extension work next month along with prepping for the approach panel placement scheduled for the beginning of May. The contractor will also place concrete for the abutment and wingwall extensions.

Additionally, For the week of May 2, 2018; HDOT in coordination with the Kipapa Stream Bridge contractor, will be performing a traffic study to evaluated the potential to make adjustments to the pavement marking configurations departing the Kipapa bridge to Millilani Town. See the link below for more information:



Traffic Management

Occasional one lane closures with alternate one-way flagger controlled traffic is anticipated based on the following schedule:

  • Monday thru Friday - Days from 9:00am thru 3:00pm
  • Monday thru Friday - Nights from 6:00pm thru 6:00am
  • Saturdays - 24-hours
  • Full weekend closures – none are currently planned for the month of April.

Construction Amount Between $10,000,000 and $25,000,000


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Project Details
Project # HI STP SR99(1)
Location Island of Oahu
Status Under Construction

Contact Information

Project Manager: Mike Will
Phone: 720-963-3647
Email: michael.will@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228