Construction Management Services to DOT Maui for both phases of the Lahaina Bypass, with Phase 1A being the largest Design-Build contract on the island of Maui. Federally funded, contracts awarded for both phases totaled $110 million dollars. The projects included the Kahoma Stream Bridge, the Lahainaluna Road grade separation structure, Keawe Street intersection improvements, paved shoulders, street lights, utility relocation, drainage system improvements, electrical, telecommunication. The nearly 2 miles of newly constructed roadway provides the residents of Lahaina alternate access in the case of emergencies.
As excavation was ready to begin on Phase 1A, the contractor encountered an archaeology feature that had not been previously identified. In the best interest of culturally sensitive areas, it was determined that the alignment would need to be redesigned. Since BK had been originally retained for the construction phase of the project, this afforded us with an opportunity to participate in the planning and redesign of the original alignment. Aesthetics and function were both extremely important to the client, as well as to the community. Achieving this balance, while maintaining fiscal responsibility, became a top priority, and the end result was the first inverted arch bridge in the US, a unique, 372ft span curved over Kahoma Stream.
Once the adjacent 1B-1 was awarded, timely and open communication was crucial in remaining on schedule and within budget for both contracts. At the project interface point, B+K coordinated the resources and efforts of both contractors to ensure a seamless transition between the two projects.