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Is Kailua’s tunnel project all it’s made out to be?

The Big Dig by Powell Berger Remember as a kid, digging the moat for your sand castle on Kailua Beach and wondering where you’d end up if you kept digging? If you’d had the TBM (tunnel boring machine), which is now being used to build the new sewer line...

‘Pohakulani’ Begins Drilling on $173M Tunnel

The Kaneohe-to-Kailua sewer project will go online by the summer of 2018 The tunnel-boring machine “Pohakulani”–“rock girl” in Hawaiian–recently began drilling operations on the $173 million Kaneohe-Kailua Gravity Sewer Tunnel project. The three-mile tunnel will use gravity to carry effluent processed at the Kaneohe Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility and from...

A first for Hawaii

The TBM on Hawaii’s longest gravity-flow tunnel has just started drilling underground A 160t Robbins open-gripper (main beam) tunnel boring machine has begun boring the 3-mile (4.8km) 13ft (3.96m)-diameter tunnel under Oneawa Hills, which will convey wastewater by gravity flow from the Kaneohe Wastewater Pre-Treatment Facility to the Kailua...

Condemnation on table for Windward sewer work

  Some property owners “feel we’re being railroaded” as the city tries to comply with a consent decree by 2018 By Gordon Y.K. Pang A City Council committee Tuesday gave a preliminary OK for the city to use condemnation powers to get land for a 3-mile route of the...
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