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BWS Kapiolani Boulevard Project

A Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor is working to replace approximately 3,800 feet of water main and appurtenances along Kapiolani Boulevard from McCully Street to Date Street.  The BWS understands that Kapiolani Boulevard is a highly-traveled thoroughfare and created this web page to provide the community with project and traffic updates.  Additionally, customers can call 748-5310 to get voice recordings with updated information.

This important project will improve fire protection, reduce the likelihood of main breaks, and enhance water service to residents and businesses in the area.



  • The project involves the replacement of approximately 2,800 feet 12-inch waterline and approximately 1,000 feet of 8-inch water main and related equipment on Kapiolani Boulevard from McCully Street to Date Street.
  • The project start date is March 31, 2014.
  • Contractor: RMY Construction, Inc.
  • For questions or concerns contact the project construction manager, ESH Inc. at 799-8744, BWS Construction Section at 748-5730 or BWS Communications Office at 748-5041.


Please be advised of traffic modifications and lane closures on Kapiolani Boulevard from McCully Street to Date Street.  Motorists traveling through the construction area are asked to observe all traffic signs, traffic signals, expect delays, drive with caution, allow for additional travel time, and use alternate routes where possible.

  • Working area: Kapiolani Boulevard and McCully Street intersection.
  • Type of work: Installation of 12-inch water main.
  • Lane closures:

    Friday, October 31, to Friday, November 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • The left turn lane onto Paani Street from the Diamond Head-bound lanes of Kapiolani Boulevard will be closed;
    • The left Diamond Head-bound lane of Kapiolani Boulevard between Wiliwili Street and Paani Street will be closed; and
    • There will be no left turn onto Kapiolani Boulevard from Paani Street.

    Additional lane closures may be implemented each day and shift depending on the work area and project needs.
  • Working hours: Working hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 * There will be no work for the BWS Kapiolani Boulevard Project on the following holidays:

  • Tuesday, November 4, General Election Day.
  • Tuesday, November 11, Veterans' Day.
  • Wednesday, November 26, to Friday, November 28, Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Thursday, December 11, to Monday, January 5, 2015, City holiday travel restrictions.

Note: This website provides current project information as it becomes available. Please note that there may be times where lane closures could change without notice.


• Two makai-bound lanes of McCully Street between Kapiolani Boulevard and Lime Street will be closed;
• One mauka-bound lane of McCully Street at the Kapiolani Boulevard intersection will be closed; and
• There will be no left turn onto Kapiolani Boulevard from the makai-bound lanes of McCully Street.

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