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Sewer pipe repair clogging Kailua might take weeks

The traffic mess might be solved soon, but will not be if more digging is required

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2014

~~<p>Kailua motorists might have to live with the traffic mess near the entrance to Kai&shy;lua town for up to two more weeks as city officials continue repairs on a corroded 15-inch concrete sewer pipe, 20 feet underground, that created a sinkhole July 11.</p>
<p>The concrete was found to be so badly corroded that city officials ended up removing an 18-foot section &mdash; much larger than the 3 feet they expected, said Mark Yona&shy;mine, the city deputy director of design and construction. The original repair, which is almost done, was complicated in part by the depth of the pipe, he said.</p>
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Kailua motorists might have to live with the traffic mess near the entrance to Kai­lua town for up to two more weeks as city officials continue repairs on a corroded 15-inch concrete sewer pipe, 20 feet underground, that created a sinkhole July 11.

The concrete was found to be so badly corroded that city officials ended up removing an 18-foot section — much larger than the 3 feet they expected, said Mark Yona­mine, the city deputy director of design and construction. The original repair, which is almost done, was complicated in part by the depth of the pipe, he said. Login for more...



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