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  • If a street light is out or stays on all day, please let us know. Click to report
  • The taking or defacing of traffic signs is against the law. Offenders or violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible according to the law. Click to report
  • To request markings or report markings that are faded or need attention, please fill out the online form. Click to report
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Road Alerts


Anticipate Traffic Delays During Upcoming Roadwork in Waimea

Goodfellow Brothers Inc., contracted by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works, will conduct night work on a waterline and daytime shoulder paving along Māmalahoa Highway over the course of the next several weeks. In some instances, the night work and daytime paving will occur concurrently.  

Night time Waterline Work August 14 – September 13

The night time work on the water line will take place Monday through Friday, today, Wednesday, August 14, 2019, through Friday, September, 13, 2019, from 7:30 p.m. to 5: 00 a.m., weather permitting. No work will be conducted Thursday evening, August 15 through Friday morning, August 16, in observance of the Statehood holiday on Friday.

Daytime Shoulder Paving August 19 – August 30

From Monday, August 19, 2019, through Friday, August 23, 2019, Goodfellow Brothers Inc., will pave the shoulders of Māmalahoa Highway between Mealani Road and Kipu’upu’u Street, weather permitting. That work will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It is anticipated that once that portion of paving is complete, work will continue Monday, August 26, 2019 through Friday, August 30, 2019 paving the intersections between Kalake Street and Kipu’upu’u Street where side roads connect with Māmalahoa Highway.

While roadwork is conducted, traffic will be contra-flowed through the work area and personnel will be on scene for traffic control. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the work zone.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding. For more information, questions or concerns, please call Brandon Adams of Goodfellow Brothers Inc. at (808) 887-6511.  


County Asks Public to Report Broken Streetlights to Ensure Safe Trick-or-Treating

With children back in school, Halloween will be here before we know it. The County wants to ensure the safety of trick-o-treaters, as well as the traveling public by making sure streetlights are functioning properly island-wide. Streetlights provide lighting to prevent accidents and to illuminate the roadway, sidewalk and shoulders for safe pedestrian and motorist use. 

The Traffic Division of the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works manages over 11,000 street lights and is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying and reporting any broken streetlights in their neighborhood area.

If a street light in your neighborhood is lit all day or is not lit at night, call the Traffic Division, weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 961-8341 with the following information:

  • The street light pole number. It is easily spotted from a car. It is a large number located six to seven feet up on the street light pole.
  • If you know the street or highway name and a well-known landmark, this is also helpful.
  • If a street light is out or stays on all day, please let us know.
  • Bulbs can burn out, and the light will not activate at dusk.
  • The sensor can malfunction, and the light can remain on all day.

The average timeline from reporting a malfunctioning street light to its repair is between three and seven days. The Department of Public Works thanks the community for their assistance and partnership in ensuring an upcoming safe holiday season. 

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the Traffic Division at 961-8341.