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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.

Thursday
Feb252016

TRAFFIC SIGNAL UPGRADE ON KAUMANA DRIVE, LELE STREET AND WAIĀNUENUE AVENUE INTERSECTION 

HILO, February 25 - The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be working on the traffic signals at the Kaumana Drive, Lele Street and Waiānuenue Avenue intersection, on Thursday, March 3, 2016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 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.

Wednesday
Dec162015

CEMETERY ROAD RESTORATION PROJECT COMPLETED

CEMETERY ROAD RESTORATION PROJECT COMPLETED

 

PĀHOA, December 16, 2015 – The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that the Cemetery Road Restoration project has been completed and the functionality of the original 12 foot one lane roadway has been restored. 

The reconstruction work of removing the lava associated with the October 25, 2014 Pu‘u O‘o Volcanic Eruption that crossed onto Cemetery Road and paving the 500-foot stretch of roadway was completed within the forty working day time frame.  The project also completed within the budget of $150,000 and 75 percent of the construction cost was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works is continually striving to improve the quality of service for the health and safety of the people of Hawai‘i Island and would like to thank the community for their patience, understanding and support throughout the restoration project. 

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Friday
Jun122015

Kaumana Drive Road Resurfacing

Beginning June 18 until July 17, 2015, road resurfacing of 2.5 miles of Kaumana Drive starting approximately from Ainako Avenue/Mohouli Street to Akolea Road is scheduled by the Highway Maintenance Division.  Work is scheduled between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM.  Alternate lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM.  Plan on delays.

Roadwork is weather permitting.  No roadwork will occur on weekends or holidays.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience.