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Traffic signals and stop signs are considered emergency repairs. Please call 961-8341 between 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. After hours, please report to Police at 935-3311.

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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.

Monday
Mar302015

NEW PUBLIC SERVICE TO ASSIST WITH PLANNING TRAVEL IN THE PUNA AREA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2015

Contact Person:           Ron Thiel, Traffic Division Chief, 961-8341

The County is pleased to announce the launch of punatraffic.com, a publicly available web based traffic monitoring service for the lower Puna to Kea`au area.

Traffic conditions along several transportation corridors that may be affected by the June 27th Lava Flow, including HWY 130, will be monitored with thirty cameras.  The images are available for public viewing at punatraffic.com. 

The camera images refresh every three to five minutes and are meant to assist the public in making their travel plans.  The website also provides estimated drive times based on current traffic conditions. 

The traffic monitoring system is a part of the County’s overall plan to monitor traffic flow that may have to be re-routed as a result of the June 27 Lava Flow.  The cameras were installed by ICX Transportation Group.  The service went live on March 25, 2015. 

The cameras are government property and specifically programmed to only work with government equipment.  Please kokua and respect this public benefit and service.

The website also provides social media links to Civil Defense and the County of Hawai`i and can be updated to inform the public about road incidents. 

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