Building Industry Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 12)
BRIDGES & ROADWORK UPDATE
BY JASON SOEDA
Roads and bridges provide much needed work for Hawaii construction workers. This report offers a snapshot of top projects that are either under way or were completed in recent months. For local contractors, are these jobs a sign of brighter days? One thing is for sure — they fill a critical need for local residents who appreciate a safer, quicker and generally more pleasant commute to work.
Papahawahawa Bridge deck pour by Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., Inc. (HDCC)
An Excellent Start
Ray Skelton, Maui regional manager for Goodfellow Bros., Inc., says 2012 is proving to be a busy year for the company. “It’s off to a good start,” he says. “We’re hitting on all cylinders and we’re moving in the right direction. We’re happy for that.” However, he says, maintaining momentum in a down economy isn’t easy. Goodfellow Bros. is working hard to grab every bit of work it possibly can. Skelton says that in order to survive, local companies need to be focused on delivering exceptional quality and value to their clients. Road construction kept Goodfellow Bros. very busy in 2011. Skelton says, one of the year’s many highlights is the completion of the Honoapiilani Highway Widening Project on Maui, which began in October 2009. The project widened the highway between Lahainaluna Road to Aholo Road from two lanes to four lanes, with landscaped medians, pedestrian and bike lanes and intersection upgrades. Goodfellow Bros.
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won a General Contractors Association of Hawaii 2011 Build Hawaii Excellence Award for the project. Skelton says the project was beneficial to the community of Lahaina. He feels the project has greatly improved the appearance of the entrance to old Lahaina town. In addition, he says, since Honoapiilani Highway is the primary gateway into Lahaina town, the widening work has helped to relieve traffic congestion in the area, which means that motorists
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - April 2012
Bridges & Roadwork
Renovation & Remodeling
Lumber & Wood
ABC Installs New Leadership
AIA Celebrates Architecture Month
Armstrong Earns Accolades
Aiea to Get New Library
HART Confirms Grabauskas as Director
Spotlight on Success: Whole Foods Market, Kailua
Concept to Completion: Walmart Kapolei
Company Showcase: Valve Service & Supply, Inc.
Building Industry Magazine - April 2012