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Traffic Alert: Broken water-main repaired, all lanes now open in Nanakuli

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UPDATE: SATURDAY, 5:30 P.M.

All lanes on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli are now open. Repairs to the 24-inch water main break and repairs to the road are complete.

According to the Board of Water Supply (BWS), water pressure should also return to normal levels, BWS is also asking residents from Honokai Hale to Makaha to keep conserving water to allow for the system to fully restore.


UPDATE SATURDAY 7:45 A.M.

Board of Water Supply crews have completed repairs to a 24-inch water main on Farrington Highway near Pohakunui Avenue in Nanakuli. The BWS says over the next few hours, Nanakuli residents should notice water pressure returning to normal levels. In the meantime, residents from Honokai Hale to Makaha are still asked to conserve water to allow the water system to fully restore.

According to BWS, work to backfill the trench and repave the road is ongoing. A paving contractor will be working throughout the day and into the evening. During this time, both Eastbound lanes of Farrington Highway will be closed, and Westbound lanes will be contraflowed to allow one open lane of traffic in each direction. HPD will be on site to assist with traffic flow. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays and to plan their commute accordingly.

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UPDATE FRIDAY, 9/29 AT 8 P.M.:

Board of Water Supply crews continue to repair a 24-inch water main break on Farrington Highway near Pohakunui Avenue.

As of Friday night, two westbound lanes, and one eastbound lane is open to traffic .

Honolulu Police are still on site helping to direct motorist.

Work is expected to last all night into the the weekend. 

Island News will continue to update this story. 


Drivers heading to the Leeward Coast should prepare for heavier than normal traffic, due to last night's water main break..

Board of Water Supply crews are still working along Farrington Highway near Kahe Power Plant. Repairs may not be complete until Sunday.

Honolulu police have shutdown all eastbound lanes in Nanakuli between the power plant and Pohakunui Avenue.

Two west bound lanes remain open and Honolulu Police will be on site to direct traffic.

City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Service spokesman Jon Nouchi said traffic lights have been readjusted to help alleviate the evening rush hour.


The 24-in water main provides the Leeward Coast with 60% of its water supply. BWS is asking customers to conserve water.

The Board of Water Supply says crews are working to repair a 24-inch water main on Farrington Highway near Pohakunui Avenue in Nanakuli Friday.

The right, east bound lane of Farrington Highway is closed between Pohakunui Avenue and Kahe Power Plant. The left, west bound lane of Farrington Highway is being contraflowed to allow two open east bound lanes. Motorists are advised to drive with caution.  East bound lanes are narrower than usual due to the contraflow. Large vehicles (buses, trailers, etc) are encouraged to use the left east bound lane.

Fifteen customers are without water service at this time. A water wagon is positioned near the site to provide these customers with an alternate water source.

The Board of Water Supply says this vital 24-inch water main provides the Leeward Coast with 60 percent of its water supply. The main will not be in service while crews make repairs. Therefore the BWS is asking all residents from Honokai Hale to Makaha to conserve water. This means using water for essential needs only, such as cooking, drinking, and personal hygiene.

Motorists should expect delays. Work to repair the water main and roadway will continue throughout the day and into the evening.

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