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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8321 | Fax: (808) 961-8630

Email: public_works@hawaiicounty.gov

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Administration | Automotive | Building | Engineering | Highway Maintenance | Traffic 

Project Information | Forms and Permit Applications

 


DIRECTOR:  Allan G. Simeon, P.E.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  Merrick H. Nishimoto

BUSINESS MANAGER:  Aaron Brown

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Public Works is composed of six (6) divisions: Administration, Automotive, Building, Engineering, Highway Maintenance and Traffic.  They administer regulatory and code enforcements to improve the health and safety of our ‘Ohana.


MISSION STATEMENT: Working together as ONE to improve the quality of service for the health and safety of our Big Island ‘Ohana.

VISION STATEMENT: We will be a premier Public Works department highly respected for the excellent services provided by our highly skilled and responsive employees.


DIVISIONS

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ADMINISTRATION:  Prepares and processes contract documents for design and construction projects, moving permits, complaints, and general information.

AUTOMOTIVE:  Responsible for the repair and maintenance of all County vehicles and equipment, except the equipment practically maintained by the respective departments.  The division furnishes parts, labor, accessories, gasoline, diesel, lubricants and tires.

BUILDING:  Responsible for inspections, plan reviews, enforcing compliance to the Hawai‘i County Code on building, electrical, plumbing and sign codes, and the design, construction and maintenance of County-owned facilities.

ENGINEERING:  Primary responsibility is to plan, design, review, and construct road, bridge and flood control facilities.  The division also implements and enforces applicable regulatory requirements of Chapter 10 Hawai`i County Code (HCC), grading, grubbing and stockpiling, Chapter 22, HCC, work within County Right-of-Way, and Chapter 27, HCC, flood control.  The division reviews subdivision, `ohana, variance, and change of zone applications.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE:  Responsible for establishing safety programs, investigating complaints, conducting training, and the repair, construction, maintenance, and improvement of all County roads, flood control structures, and channels.

TRAFFIC:  Responsible for the maintenance and operation of all streetlights, traffic signals, traffic signs and markings, and other traffic control facilities and devices on state and county roads.


CURRENT NEWS, ADVISORIES AND ALERTS

Roadwork and Bridge closures

  • KAWAILANI ST. IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMMUNITY MEETING ON MONDAY, JULY 16TH.

A public meeting regarding the Kawailani St. Improvement Project will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Hilo Muni Golf Course (340 Haihai St.) Multipurpose Room, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The meeting is hosted by the Office of Council Member Sue Lee Loy to present a status update and the next steps for the project.  Representatives from the Department of Public Works and Jas. W. Glover Ltd. will be present to answer questions/concerns regarding the project.

Please be advised that temporary road closures will occur on portions of Kawailani St. between Kapualani St. and Naniakea St. on Monday, July 16th to approximately Friday, July 20th.  Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will be doing night work from 9:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. to relocate the utility poles. Special off-duty police officers will be posted in the area to facilitate traffic movement.  No power outages are expected while the work is being performed.

If you require special accommodations or auxiliary aid and/or services to participate in this meeting (i.e. sign language interpreter, large print) or for more details on the meeting, please call (808) 961-8396, or the Department of Public Works, at (808) 961-8321.

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