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McCully Street reopens after Thursday's main break

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:18 a.m. HST, May 11, 2013

A paving contractor finished repairs on McCully Street, filling a giant hole created by a water main break Thursday afternoon.

The road reopened at about 4:30 a.m., about 35 hours after the 16-inch main ruptured at the Kapiolani Boulevard and McCully Street intersection, flooding a major entrance to Waikiki during the peak of rush hour Thursday afternoon.

Crews finished repairs on the pipe on Friday, restoring water to two customers without water.

The right westbound lane of Kapiolani Boulevard and all lanes of McCully Street between Lime Street and Kapiolani Boulevard had been closed after the main break.

Business in the nearby McCully Shopping Center was also affected, as customers avoided the area.

The main break happened at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday and backed up traffic on Kapiolani Boulevard and side streets as people tried to find ways around the road closure.

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mcc wrote:
on May 9,2013 | 06:06PM
Grimbold wrote:
Seems like the whole pipe system is obsolete and needs replacement. Who are the people and what is their culture and way of life who are responsible for this state? A subhuman attitude whereever you go. But "politically correct" politics. All wrong wrong wrong!
on May 10,2013 | 12:06AM
MrMusubi wrote:
R U 4 real?? Replace 2,000 miles of underground water mains across Oahu?? Not practical or affordable. All wrong wrong wrong!
on May 11,2013 | 08:20AM
Who_Said wrote:
Is there a Caldwell photo op here?
on May 9,2013 | 06:13PM
mcc wrote:
No, he is out spending money on the rail with Mufi and Peter instead of fixing our infrastructure.
on May 9,2013 | 06:25PM
inlanikai wrote:
Can't wait till Rail is built and there's a water main break right under or next to one of the pillars that undermines it's foundation causing Rail to be shut down for safety concerns. Ahhh the irony.
on May 9,2013 | 07:16PM
allie wrote:
yup..same old stuff
on May 10,2013 | 08:00AM
aomohoa wrote:
What else is new? This is where the money needs to go!
on May 9,2013 | 08:25PM
FrankieT wrote:
One of these days the whole city will sink
on May 9,2013 | 08:41PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
We've had infrastructure problems for years now and as time goes by it just gets worse. Water systems, sewer systems, road repair. Where is all this money coming from?? Star Advertiser has shown it is capable of doing good investigative reporting when it wants to so why not follow the lead of KHON-TV's reporting of where our rail tax money is being diverted?? I'd say that's a pretty important subject. Gina Mangieri is doing a great job and I like the fact that KHON is doing follow up pieces to this and other key subjects. Good work, KHON.
on May 10,2013 | 06:43AM
mcc wrote:
SA writes biased news.They are pro rail so won't tell the truth about the waste.
on May 10,2013 | 07:49AM
allie wrote:
on May 10,2013 | 08:00AM
allie wrote:
Ben was right: fix your water, sewer and roads before overpaying for a bad rail system.
on May 10,2013 | 08:00AM
808comp wrote:
Only in Honolulu where the streets gets flooded when there's no rain. What a waste of good water.
on May 10,2013 | 06:40PM
sailfish1 wrote:
We keep paying big water and sewer bills and we keep getting broken water and sewer mains. Where did they spend all the money we been paying? We really need some accountability from our government.
on May 10,2013 | 08:21PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
How do we handle the massive Kaka'ako plan when our sewer systems cannot even handle the existing low level development at McCully?
on May 11,2013 | 07:31AM
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