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Thursday
Mar082018

PREPARATORY WORK FOR KALANIANA’OLE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BEGIN ON MONDAY, MARCH 12th

Goodfellow Brothers Inc., contracted by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works, will begin preparatory work for the Kalaniana’ole Avenue Reconstruction Project on Monday, March 12, 2018. 

The contractor’s working hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather conditions permitting.  Motorists are advised to drive with caution.

No lane closures or detours are planned at this time as preparatory work involves surveying and exploratory work on the roadway shoulders from the Kamehameha Ave./Kanoelehua Ave. (Hwy.11) intersection to Kauhane Ave.

The project includes the reconstruction, subgrade, and resurfacing of the roadway; installing drainage improvements, water mains, retaining walls, and street lighting; constructing sidewalks, bike lanes, curbs and installing pavement markings and signs.  The estimated completion date is the first quarter of 2020.

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 Barett Otani, Department of Public Works, Information and Education Specialist at (808) 961-8787.

 

Thursday
Feb152018

HAKALAU STREAM BRIDGE REPAIRS WILL BEGIN ON FEB 16TH, 2018 

Repair work on the Hakalau Stream Bridge located on the road leading to Hakalau Beach Park which is currently closed, (not bridge on State Highway 19), will begin on Friday, February 16, 2018 and is expected to be completed by Tuesday, April 17, 2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company was awarded the contract to repair the northern abutment that has been undermined due to scouring from the Hakalau Stream.  The bridge repairs will meet Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) standards and ensure the public’s safety at this stream crossing.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this closure has caused and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

All State and Federal approvals, certifications, and environmental permits required by the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) have been secured.  80% of the $1,644,000 project cost will be funded by Federal funds and the county will contribute the remaining 20%.

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

Friday
Jan122018

STRIPING AND TRAFFIC MARKINGS MAINTENANCE ON PALANI RD. BETWEEN KUAKINI HWY. AND QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU HWY. (1/16/18 - 1/24/18)

KONA -  The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be doing maintenance work on the striping and traffic markings on Palani Rd. from Kuakini Hwy. to Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy.  Work is scheduled between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:00 PM from Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, January 24, 2018, weather conditions permitting.  No work will occur on the weekend.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution as heavy vehicles will be in the work zone.  Travel in both directions will be provided at all times.  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 work area on Palani St. between Kuakini Highway and Queen Kaahumanu Highway

Monday
Jul032017

ROADWAY SHOULDER IMPROVEMENT IN FRONT OF CANADA-FRANCE-HAWAII TELESCOPE CORPORATION ON MĀMALAHOA HIGHWAY

KAMUELA, 7/3/17 – The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Highways Division will be paving approximately 400 feet of the roadway shoulder on the southbound lane of Māmalahoa Hwy. beginning at the Canada-France-Hawai‘i Telescope Corporation and extending south towards Kaomoloa Rd. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.

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 showing worksite on Mamalahoa Highway in front of Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation

Tuesday
Jun132017

TRAFFIC SIGNAL WORK ON THE MAKA‘ALA ST. AND KANOELEHUA AVE. INTERSECTION AND THEN ON WAIĀNUENUE AVE. AND KA‘IULANI ST. INTERSECTION

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be upgrading the traffic signal controller at the Maka‘ala St. and Kanoelehua Ave. intersection on Wednesday, June 14th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Work will continue on Thursday, June 15th at the Waiānuenue Ave. and Ka‘iulani St. intersection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather conditions permitting.  Work involves removing and replacing the makai bound mast arm and traffic signal.

The traffic signals at both intersections will be shut down during the scheduled work hours and special off-duty police officers will be in the area to facilitate traffic movement.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution. 

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 work zones