bws logo black and white

For Immediate Release
December 30, 2019

Traffic Advisory: Pensacola Street Project Resumes January 8

HONOLULU – Beginning January 8, 2020, Board of Water Supply (BWS) contractor, MEI Corporation, will resume construction activities on Pensacola Street, between Young Street and Kinau Street. Barring schedule changes due to weather conditions, area motorists should anticipate significant traffic delays and use alternate routes during the following dates and times:

January 8-10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Repaving the trenched portions of roadway.

January 21-27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Traffic signal loop detector installation.

January 28-31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Restriping of the roadway.

This road work is part of the final phases of the water system improvement project on Pensacola Street, from Young Street to Kinau Street. The renewal of the water system will improve water service reliability and fire protection for customers in the area. The project involved replacing waterlines originally installed in the 1920s through the 1930s.

Questions and comments may be directed to the BWS Construction Section at 748-5730 or by emailing

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system.  As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu.  The BWS embraces its mission of “Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola” – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future.  UwÄ“  ka lani, ola ka honua – “When the heavens weep, the earth lives.”  For more information, visit



Kathleen Elliott-Pahinui
Information Officer
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
Phone: (808) 748-5319