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Thursday
May052016

MĀMALAHOA HIGHWAY ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (Kamāmalu Street to Iona Court) COMPLETED

KAMUELA, May 6, 2015The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works and its contractor Jas W. Glover Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Māmalahoa Highway Roadway Improvement Project between Kamāmalu Street and Iona Court  has been completed.

The project included the reconstruction, subgrade, and resurfacing of the roadway; water lateral adjustments and other related improvements.  Majority of the work was done at night and the project was completed on time and within budget.  

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works would like to thank the community and motorists for their patience, understanding and support throughout the improvement project. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES FROM THIS PROJECT.

 

picture of Mamalahoa Highway before improvementsBEFORE

picture of Mamalahoa Highway after improvementsAFTER

Tuesday
Apr262016

RAILROAD AVENUE ROADWAY STRIPING MAINTENANCE TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, MAY 2nd 

HILO, April 26, 2016 - The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be conducting roadway striping maintenance work on Railroad Avenue from Leilani Street to end of the roadway.  Work is scheduled between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th weather and construction conditions permitting. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes. Special off-duty police officers will be posted in the area to facilitate traffic movement.

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.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.

map of roadwork area on Railroad Avenue from Leilani Street to end of roadway

 

Monday
Apr252016

INSTALLATION OF RIGHT TURN LANE ON KUAULI ROAD TO BEGIN ON TUESDAY APRIL 26TH 

KURTISTOWN, April 25, 2016 – The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works will be installing a right turn lane on Kuauli Road where it intersects the Volcano Highway (makai side) heading towards Keaau.  Work is scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, April 26th, and is estimated to be completed by Friday, May, 20th, weather and construction conditions permitting.  There will be no roadwork on weekends or holidays. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and drive with caution as heavy vehicles and machinery will be 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. 

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.

 Map of construction area showing right turn lane on Kuauli Road



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Apr212016

WAIĀNUENUE AVENUE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN CARVALHO PARK AND RAINBOW DRIVE IN PROGRESS

The County of Hawai'i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be conducting striping work beginning on Monday, April 25th as part of the road improvements on Waiānuenue Avenue between Carvalho Park and the makai intersection of Rainbow Drive.  The working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The Traffic Division also announces that the one-way section of Rainbow Drive will be closed permanently to provide a safer pedestrian/wheelchair route to cross the bridge.    The project also includes the widening of the existing T-intersection for bus and vehicular access to Rainbow Drive.  

Motorists are advised to drive with caution as heavy vehicles and machinery will be 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.  If there are any questions or concerns, please call Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.

 

Friday
Apr012016

TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE ON KEALAKEHE PARKWAY AND ANE KEOHOKĀLOLE INTERSECTION

HILO, April 1, 2016 - The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kealakehe Parkway and Ane Keohokālole Highway intersection (next to the West Hawai‘i Civic Center)  on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 and Wednesday, April 6, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather conditions permitting. 

The upgrade involves installing wireless vehicle detection sensors in the roadway on all four approaches and programing the traffic signals to optimize traffic flow.  The intersection will remain open and the Traffic Division will work on one approach at a time with special off-duty police officers supporting them in directing motorists around the lane they are working in.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes. 

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.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.