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Friday
Oct022015

PAUAHI STREET/KAMEHAMEHA AVENUE INTERSECTION CLOSURE

HILO, Oct 1, 2015 – The Pauahi Street Intersection will be closed in all directions from 8:30 pm on Wednesday October 7, 2015 to 5:00 am on Thursday October 8, 2015 to remove the temporary traffic signals, powerlines and poles used in project, weather and construction conditions permitting.  Special off-duty police officers will be posted at the Ponahawai Street intersection, Pauahi Street intersection and at the Wailoa Bridge to facilitate traffic movement. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the Pauahi Street intersection. 

The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works regrets any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, contact Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd at 935-7194 or Barett Otani, Department of Public Works, Information and Education Specialist at 961-8787.

 PICTURE OF TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERN DURING WORK PERIODCLICK ON PICTURE FOR LARGER VIEW OF TRAFFIC FLOW DURING CONSTRUCTION PERIOD

 

Friday
Sep182015

Asphalt Concrete Shoulder Work On Waikoloa Road Continues

WAIKOLOA, September 18, 2015 – The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works has resumed work today on the construction of nine foot asphalt concrete shoulders on both sides of the Waikoloa Road, from Highway 190 to Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway.

Road work is scheduled between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. during all weekdays (Monday through Friday), except on holidays and weekends.  The project is estimated to be completed within two to three months, weather and construction conditions permitting. 

The project involves grading, building the base with gravel and then paving over the nine foot shoulder approximately one mile at a time.  Crews initially began preparing the shoulders in the beginning of September.   

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution as heavy vehicles and machinery will be in the work zone.  Alternate lane closures will be in effect during the construction period. 

The Hawai‘i County 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
Sep182015

Traffic Signal Maintenance at Kamehameha Avenue and Bayfront Highway Intersection.

HILO, September 16, 2015 – The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works, Traffic Division is scheduled to do maintenance work on the traffic signals at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Bayfront Highway on Sunday, September 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

The following lane changes will be in effect during this period: 

1-    Entering Hilo on Bayfront Highway, lane closures turning onto Waiānuenue.

2-    Hāmākua Bound on Kamehameha Avenue, no right turn onto Bayfront Highway.

3-    Makai Bound on Waiānuenue Ave, the straight through lane heading onto Bayfront Highway will be closed.

 

The following lanes will remain open: 

1-    On Bayfront Highway, both Town bound and Hāmākua bound straight through lanes.

2-    On Kamehameha Avenue, Hāmākua bound, the straight through and left turn lane will remain open

3-    On Kamehameha Avenue, Town bound, the straight through and right turn lane will remain open

4-    Makai Bound on Waiānuenue Ave, the right turn lane will remain open.

 

Special off–duty police officers will be present to direct traffic during the shutdown of the traffic control signals at the intersection. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate route during this maintenance period. 

Hawai‘i County 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
Sep022015

LEILANI STREET WILL CLOSE FROM SEPTEMBER 8TH TO SEPTEMBER 11TH

Leilani Street between Manono Street and Hīnano Street will be closed for construction activities between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Tuesday, September 8th through Friday, September 11th.  Only local traffic and pedestrians will be allowed access.

The purpose of the closure is to install an underground drainage structure, weather and construction conditions permitting.  This closure is necessary to complete the installation in a timely manner and for the safety of the traveling public. 

Special off-duty police officers will be posted at the Manono Street and Hīnano Street intersections with Leilani Street to redirect traffic. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Hawai‘i County 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 Loeffler Construction at 935-4422.


 

Friday
Jul312015

Kapi‘olani Street Extension Traffic Advisory

HILO, July 31, 2015 – Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works announces that ongoing construction work between Lanikāula and Kāwili Streets for the Kapi‘olani Street Extension will proceed on Monday August 3, 2015.  Portions of Kapi‘olani Street from Lanikāula Street approximately 800 feet towards Kāwili Street will be affected with alternating lane closures.  Two-way traffic will be reduced to one lane and street parking will not be available in this area.  Construction will start from the Lanikāula Street intersection and proceed towards Kāwili Street.  

The work will consist of installing a new concrete curb, drainage improvements, gutter and sidewalks; roadway reconstruction, signing and striping; utility relocations, driveway and property tie-ins. Work is expected to continue until the completion of these necessary improvements. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.  

Hawai‘i County 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 Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd at 935-7194 or Barett Otani at 961-8787.