Project Management Section

The Project Management team works on projects to protect the public's health, safety, and property, as well as the environment, through proper planning. Currently, our team is working on projects that utilize the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, and Hawaii's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The best way to get in contact with our project managers is either via phone at (808) 241-4883, via fax at (808) 241-6609, or via email at pwengineering@kauai.gov.
Below are some of the projects that are currently in production:

Projects

Project Name Description Documents Status
Anahola Landing Bridge

This Project plans to replace the failed double barrel CMP culvert with concrete headwalls on both sides and other miscellaneous work.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

2021 Press Release

Phase:

  • Design


Cost: 

  • Design: TBD
  • Construction: TBD

 

ACROW Bridge Yasutake

This Project plans to install 30-40 foot long pre-engineered Acrow Bridge system with approach ramps on either side at Kamalu Road, Wailua Homesteads, Kauai, HI.

 

Project Manager:
Keith Perry
klperry@kauai.gov
PH: (808) 241-4950

2022 Press Release - Yasutake

Phase:

  • Design Build


Cost: 

  • Design: TBD
  • Construction: TBD
Improvements to Maluhia Road (Route 520) & Kōloa Road (Route 530)

This Project will rehabilitate pavement on Kōloa Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Po‘ipu Road, and Maluhia Road, from Kaumuali‘i Highway to Kōloa Road. This project also plans to extend the pavement shoulders by up to 6 feet in each direction, add a left turn auxiliary lane on Kōloa Road at Piko Road, add a left turn auxiliary lane on Kōloa Road at Lauoho Road, and add a left turn pocket on Maluhia Road to Ala Kinoiki. A roundabout will also be installed at the intersection of Kōloa Road and Ala Kalanikaumaka as well as guardrail repairs, drainage modifications, and other safety improvements.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Phase:

  • Construction


Cost:

  • Design: $1,102,500.00
  • Construction: $1,500,000.00
Kawaihau-Hau‘a‘ala-Mailihuna Complete Streets Project

The Project aims to construct a peanut-shaped roundabout, sidewalks, paved shoulders, and various other roadway improvements to help improve the safety and operations of the 5-way intersection of these three roads and to people using multiple modes to travel efficiently and safely through Kawaihau Road, Hau'a'ala Road, and Mailihuna Road located in Kapaʻa, Kaua'i Island, Hawai'i. This area contains St. Catherine's School/Church, Kapaʻa High School, Kapaʻa Elementary School, Mahelona Hospital, and Gore Park.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Peanutabout Concept

Phase:

  • Construction


Cost:

  • Design: $1,011,118.35
  • Construction: $7,979,297.00
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Access Improvements

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (KPNWR) the United States Fish and Wildife Service (USFWS) along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are researching ways to improve the area by providing better access along Kolo Road and Kīlauea Road for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as improvements to the overlook to improve safety. This project consists of installation of a sidewalk adjacent the existing roadway from the
intersection of Kuhio Highway to the KPNWR Overlook. Work includes pavement mill and overlay on the existing roadway, with full depth pavement on aggregate base
course for roadway widening segments, and reconstruction of the existing turnaround. Guardrail, sidewalk, curb, gutter, two mini-roundabouts, striping, and pedestrian
crossings will be provided to establish a safe and accessible corridor for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

Project Manager:
Aidan P. Smith

Location Map

Phase:

  • Design


Cost:

  • Design: TBD
  • Construction: TBD
Kīpū Bridge Repair

This Project will rehabilitate Kīpū Bridge to retain its original load capacity by preventing further loss of steel reinforcement and to install transitions between gaps of the bridge wall for safety.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Project Area

Phase:

  • Final Design


Cost:

  • Design: $208,854.00
  • Construction: TBD
Kōloa Bridge Repair

This Project will rehabilitate Kōloa Bridge by repairing the road surface, which will be repaved and restriped within the area of the bridge as well as immediately before and after the bridge. This rehabilitation also plans to fix spalls and delamination to prevent further loss of the exposed steel reinforcement, bring the bridge strength up to current standards by repairing and augmenting the beams, and add guardrails on the west and east sides of the bridge’s mauka-side wall.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Project Area

Phase:

  • Final Design


Cost:

  • Design: $201,331.00
  • Construction: TBD
Niumalu Bridge

This Project will improve the safety for vehicles crossing the one-lane bridge at Pū‘ali Stream near Nāwiliwili Harbor as the current bridge is heavily spalled with a large amount of section loss in the exposed reinforcing steel. This improve will include rehabilitation of the existing, damaged concrete bridge deck that will match the original bridge in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities. New bridge ends will be constructed on dry land behind the existing ends and the new bridge deck will span over the existing ends. The existing ends will remain as-is.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Phase:

  • Design


Cost:

  • Design: $374,291.00
  • Construction: TBD
Olohena Road (RTE 581) Resurfacing

This Project, located in the Kawaihau District, will include pavement restriping, roadway surfacing, shoulder widening, construction of sidewalks, striping of pedestrian crossings, improvements to accessible routes, reconfiguration and/or addition/deletion of travel lanes, turn lanes, bike lanes, and parking areas, replacement or upgrades to bus stops, vegetation removal, removal of trees that endanger life or property, storm drainage improvements, replacement and/or installation of roadway signage, guardrail adjustment and installation, improvements and/or replacement of Konohii Stream Bridge on Olohena Road including end treatments/safety rail transitions, utility relocations, and construction staging as needed

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Phase:

  • Design


Estimated Construcion Time:

2021/2022


Cost:

  • Design: $826,000.00
  • Construction: TBD
Po‘ipū Road Multimodal Improvements

This Project will include roadway resurfacing and reconstruction, striping for vehicle and bicycle travel lanes, pedestrian sidewalks, crosswalks, parking, revised intersection traffic control including roundabouts, and drainage modifications in certain areas. There will be construction of sidewalks in Kōloa Town along Po‘ipū Road, construction of bicycle lanes on Po‘ipū Road, and improved transit serves along Po‘ipū Road.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map 1

Location Map 2

Phase:

  • Design


Estimated Construcion Time:

2022/2023


Cost:

  • Design: $2,102,420.00
  • Construction: TBD
Puhi Road Rehabilitation Phase II This Project will improve the portion of Puhi Road between Kaneka Street and Haleukana Street. The proposed improvements for the project include reconstruction of Puhi Road’s weakened pavements using asphalt concrete and/or Portland cement concrete, widening the roadway to accommodate new bike lanes and areas of parallel parking, a new sidewalk for the west side of Puhi Road between Kaneka and Hanalima Streets, and a new shared-use path long the
entire east side of the road.

Project Manager:
Brock Tacata
Location Map

Phase:

  • Design


Cost:

  • Design: $309,380.00
  • Construction: TBD
Safe Routes to School Improvements: Kalāheo Elementary School

The Project plans to provide a safe route to Kalaheo Elementary School by reconstructing an ADA sidewalk on Puʻu Road from Papalina Road to Maka Road as well as constructing a new sidewalk along Hokua Road. It also aims to provide well-marked pedestrian crossings at key intersections, retain existing drainage patterns and on-street parking, and improve pedestrian access from remote drop-offs that reduce traffic congestion at the school.

 

Project Manager:
Aidan P. Smith

Conceptual Design

Phase:

  • Conceptual Design


Cost:

  • Design: $87,058.00
  • Construction: TBD
Safe Routes to School Improvements: King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School

This Project plans to make pedestrian improvements and minor roadway widening including sidewalks, turn lanes, and crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons. There will also be adjustments of lot frontages, driveways, surface utilities, and drainage structures as necessary while remaining ADA compliant.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Phase:

  • Construction


Cost:

  • Design: $118,829.00
  • Construction: $1,000,000.00
Safe Routes to School Improvements: Kōloa Elementary School

This Project plans to make pedestrian and bicycle improvements including sidewalks, approximately 5-feet shift of roadway within the right-of-way, lane restriping to provide shared-lanes and bike lanes, and crosswalks with rectangular rapid flashing beacons. There will also be adjustments of lot frontages, driveways, surface utilities, and drainage structures as necessary while remaining ADA compliant.

 

Project Manager:
Joel O. Bautista, P.E.

Location Map

Phase:

  • Construction


Cost:

  • Design: $117,410.00
  • Construction: TBD
Waimea Levee Repair

The Waimea levee was constructed in 1954 to protect the Waimea town from flooding from the Waimea River during large storms. The Waimea levee system includes outlets with flap gates to allow rainwater to drain from the town area into the Waimea River when the elevation of the river is lower than the elevation of the water in the drainage system behind the levee while also preventing the water from the river to flow into the Waimea Town drainage system. The levee outlets are also provided with sluice gates to allow the Waimea Town drainage system to be isolated manually from the Waimea River. Currently, the outlet for the Kealii Canal to the Waimea levee is inoperable, therefore this project aims to repair the sluice gates to help reduce flooding.

 

Project Manager:
Donald M. Fujimoto, P.E., M.B.A.

 

Phase:

  • Construction


Cost:

  • Design: $300,000.00
  • Construction: TBD