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State DOT Update on Traffic Pattern Changes on Highway 130 

Official Media Release from Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) regarding work on Highway 130. 

DOT is restriping Keaau-Pahoa Road (Route 130) between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive in Keaau in preparation for the AM northbound contraflow.

The striping work will take place Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, August 8, 2019. The striping will add a permanent Pahoa-bound lane to Keaau-Pahoa Road between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive and is expected to be completed in late August, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised that during the striping, the dedicated right turn from Shower Drive onto northbound Keaau-Pahoa Road will be allowed during the morning rush with cones to separate the turning traffic from oncoming northbound traffic on Keaau-Pahoa Road. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area. This measure is being taken to mitigate the congestion experienced on the first day of restriping; however, after the striping is complete, the dedicated right turn will be removed to encourage drivers to use the main road instead of the privately-owned back roads.

After the striping is complete, HDOT will begin operating the AM northbound contraflow to provide two northbound lanes from Kaloli Drive to Shower Drive. Setup of the contraflow will be similar to the contraflow tested in April and May of 2018 that showed a time savings of 15 minutes for northbound motorists.

Contraflow operations are expected to begin Monday, August 26. Additional information on the contraflow will be released as the striping project progresses.



Restriping Work Slated for Lanihuli St. in Hilo August 7

The County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be restriping the dead end portion of Lanihuli Street near Kino‘ole Street in Hilo on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, weather permitting. The work area will be coned off starting at 6:30 a.m. and work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In addition to the roadway restriping, access improvements will be made for area residents, including the realignment of parking stalls on the north side of Lanihuli Street fronting residential properties. On-street parking at the end of the road will be removed to improve egress.

Traffic control guards will be stationed onsite to facilitate traffic movement and advance warning signs will be posted for the striping work. 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 about the traffic restriping repair work, please call the Traffic Division at 961-8341. 


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