Announcements

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of June 4, 2018

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS:

Work completed since last update:

  • Completed installing aggregate base on northbound lanes

  • Completed installing asphalt treated base on northbound lanes

  • Completed install of northbound traffic signals on south side of project

  • Completed permanent striping of the northbound lanes from the Keahole Airport to Hina Lani Street

  • Completed Stage 4 traffic control sequencing

  • Completed installing asphalt treated base from Hina Lani Street to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Completed installation of two culvert inlet structures

  • Completed Hina Lani Street reconstruction

  • Completed guardrail installation near Hina Lani Street

Upcoming new work:   

  • Continue top lift asphalt paving on the south end of project

  • Continue installing striping and pavement markers

  • Continue grading shoulders and median on north and south segments of the project

  • Continue pulling wire and installing the traffic signal system

  • Continue landscaping work

  • Continue installing project signage

Upcoming work affecting traffic:

(NOTE: Dates are approximate and subject to change.)

  • Kealakehe Parkway (harbor side) makai intersection work –  June 7-8

  • Southbound highway lane closure south of Kealakehe Parkway – June 7-8

  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park /Makako Bay Drive/Ala Nui Kaloko makai side intersection work – June 11-13

  • Keahole Airport Road intersection work – June 14th 8:00pm – 5:30am (June 15th)

  • Northbound lanes opening (south half) – June 21st 8:00pm – 5:30am (June 22nd)

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Keahole, Kaiminani, Hulikoa, Hina Lani, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Honokohau and Kealakehe intersections, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving in these areas.

  • Please watch for announcements regarding work that will affect traffic on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and its side roads. Message boards will be put in place several days in advance of work, and temporary traffic controls will be in use. There may be notifications in West Hawaii Today. Please stay alert for changing conditions and drive safely. 

Reminder:

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

HINA LANI STREET DETOUR

Hina Lani Detour:

The intersection of Hina Lani Street and Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway is scheduled to be re-constructed the night of Thursday, May 31, 2018. The intersection will be closed to all thru traffic from May 31st at 8:30 PM to June 1st at 7:00 AM. During the closure a detour route will be marked by orange signs with directional arrows. All vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian traffic will be routed around construction via Ane Keohokalole Highway and Kealakehe Parkway. Please plan daily commutes accordingly.

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TRAFFIC CHANGE - NORTHBOUND LANES

Stage 5 Transition:

Completed Northbound travel lanes on the Mauka side of the project will be opened the night of Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to all vehicular, bicyclist, and pedestrian traffic from North of the Hina Lani and Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway intersection to the North end of the project. All public using the Highway to travel North will be crossed over to the completed side of the project by a paved temporary roadway in the median. Minor work may take place in the medians or on the shoulders of this area during the day-time. Night work is expected throughout this area in the future which will have minor impacts on traffic.

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PROJECT UPDATE: Week of May 7, 2018

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Work completed since last update:

  • Installed aggregate base from Hina Lani Street to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Installed top lift asphalt pavement from the Keahole Airport Road to Hina Lani Street

  • Installed asphalt treated base from Hina Lani Street to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Began permanent striping of the northbound lanes from the Keahole Airport Road to Hina Lani Street

  • Grading shoulders and medians on north side of project

  • Installed swales near Kealakehe Parkway

  • Installed concrete sidewalk at Hulikoa Drive

  • Began installation of two culvert inlet structures

  • Began landscaping work at Keahole Airport Road

Upcoming new work:   

  • Continue top lift asphalt paving

  • Continue striping and pavement markers

  • Continue paving asphalt base on the south side of the project

  • Continue grading shoulders and median on north and south segment of the project

  • Continue pulling wire and installing the traffic signal system

  • Continue landscaping work

  • Begin installing guardrail near Kaiminani Drive (Mauka)

  • Begin installing signage for the northbound lanes

  • Finish inlet structure installation and backfilling

 Upcoming work affecting traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Keahole, Kaiminani, Hulikoa, Hina Lani, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Honokohau and Kealakehe intersections, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving in these areas.

  • Please watch for announcements regarding work that will affect traffic on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and its side roads. Message boards will be put in place several days in advance of work, and temporary traffic controls will be in use. There may be notifications in West Hawaii Today. Please stay alert for changing conditions and drive safely.

 Reminder:

As a reminder, Makako Bay Drive is a “Right-In/Right-Out” only intersection. Vehicles driving northbound cannot turn left into Makako Bay Drive. Northbound traffic must drive past Makako Bay Drive and use the left hand turning lane into the newly constructed Kahilihili Street/Kaiminani Drive for access to Makako Bay Drive.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of April 23, 2018

Construction Progress

Work completed since last update:

  • Installed concrete swales north and south of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Paved asphalt next to the median barrier at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Installed end treatments on median barrier

  • Installed traffic signal electrical duct packages across Kealakehe Parkway and Hina Lani Street

  • Placed base aggregate in reconstruct areas

  • Installed drywells near Kealakehe Parkway

  • Widened and paved asphalt transition at Kaiminani Drive

  • Paved asphalt transition at Hulikoa Drive

  • Paved north terminus asphalt transition

  • Relocated West Hawaii Concrete entrance and exit

  • Installed Traffic Signal at Kaiminani Drive

  • Installed Traffic Signal at Hulikoa Drive

  • Installed Traffic Signal across from Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

Upcoming new work:   

  • Top lift asphalt paving northbound lanes on the north side of the project

  • Fine grading reconstruct areas on south side of project

  • Paving asphalt base on reconstruct areas on south side of project

  • Grading shoulder on north and south segment of project

  • Continue installing swales on south side of project

  • Continue pulling wire and installing traffic signal system

  • Culvert headwall and grading/drainage work near West Hawaii Concrete entrance

Upcoming work affecting traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Keahole, Kaiminani, Hulikoa, Hina Lani, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Honokohau and Kealakehe intersections, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving in these areas.

  • Please watch for announcements regarding work that will affect traffic on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and its side roads. Message boards will be put in place several days in advance of work, and temporary traffic controls will be in use. There may be notifications in West Hawaii Today. Please stay alert for changing conditions and drive safely. 

Reminder:

As a reminder, Makako Bay Drive is a “Right-In/Right-Out” only intersection. Vehicles driving northbound cannot turn left into Makako Bay Drive. Northbound traffic must drive past Makako Bay Drive and use the left hand turning lane into the newly constructed Kahilihili Street/Kaiminani Drive for access to Makako Bay Drive.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of March 26, 2018

Construction Progress

Work completed since last update:

Installed concrete swales north and south of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Paved asphalt trench patches for utility laterals crossing the existing highway

  • Installed median barrier south of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Installed traffic signal electrical duct packages near Kealakehe Parkway

  • Completed waterline tie-ins in various locations

  • Milled existing roadway for full reconstruction from Hina Lani St. to Kealakehe Parkway

  • Installed Traffic Signal Poles at Keahole Airport Road

 

Upcoming new work:   

  • Continue asphalt paving of the existing roadway from Hina Lani to the north end of the project

  • Prepare and pave asphalt trench patches for utility laterals crossing the existing roadway

  • Continue installing swales in the median and on the mauka side of the existing roadway

  • Install traffic signal duct packages at various locations

  • Continue waterline tie-ins throughout the project

  • Roadway reconstruction from Hina Lani to Kealakehe Parkway

 

Upcoming work affecting traffic:


Dates are subject to change – watch for official announcements on website, message boards, and West Hawaii Today.

  • Kealakehe Parkway intersection road closure and detour

  • Kealakehe Parkway will be closed at night only from March 18 – April 6. We will be installing utilities across the roadway and reconstructing this intersection to transition into Queen Kaahumanu Highway. During this time, a detour will be established via Honokohau Street and Kamanu Street.

  • Hina Lani Street temporary traffic control

  • Hina Lani Street will have temporary traffic controls in place during the night beginning March 18. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the work zone. Please be mindful of advanced warning signs and drive slowly.

  • Hulikoa Street temporary traffic control

  • Upcoming night work at Hulikoa Street intersection will affect traffic in the area. Notification of work time and dates will be provided to the public via West Hawaii Today and message boards on the roadway.

  • Kaiminani Street temporary traffic controls

  • Upcoming night work at Kaiminani Street intersection will affect traffic in the area. Notification of work time and dates will be provided to the public via West Hawaii Today and message boards on the roadway.

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Keahole, Kaiminani, Hulikoa, Hina Lani,  Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Honokohau and Kealakehe intersections, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving in these areas.

 

Please watch for announcements regarding work which will affect traffic on Queen Kaahumanu Highway and its side roads. Message boards will be put in place several days in advance of work, and temporary traffic controls will be in use. There will also be notifications in West Hawaii Today. Please stay alert for changing conditions and drive safely.

 

Reminder:

As a reminder, Makako Bay Drive is a “Right-In/Right-Out” only intersection. Vehicles driving northbound cannot turn left into Makako Bay Drive. Northbound traffic must drive past Makako Bay Drive and use the left hand turning lane into the newly constructed Kahilihili Street for access to Makako Bay Drive.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of March 5, 2018

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Work completed since last update:

  • Placed aggregate base course in shoulder reconstruct from the Airport to Hulikoa

  • Installed waterline laterals near the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park and Hina Lani intersections

  • Installed multiple waterline tie-Ins at various locations in the north end of the project

  • Installed remaining reclaimed water and gravity sewer laterals

  • Milled the existing roadway from Hina Lani to the north end of the project

  • Poured concrete median barrier near the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

 

Upcoming new work:

  • Continue asphalt paving of the existing roadway from Hina Lani to the north end of the project

  • Prepare and pour concrete median swales north and south of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Prepare and pave asphalt trench patches for utility laterals crossing the existing roadway

  • Form and pour median barrier south of Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Install traffic signal duct packages at various locations

  • Continue waterline tie-ins throughout the project

  • Begin asphalt pavement reconstruction from Hina Lani to the south end of the project

 

Upcoming work affecting traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Kaiminani, Hulikoa, Hina Lani and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park intersections, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving around in these areas.

 

Reminder:

As a reminder, Makako Bay Drive is a “Right-In/Right-Out” only intersection. Vehicles driving northbound cannot turn left into Makako Bay Drive. Northbound traffic must drive past Makako Bay Drive and use the left hand turning lane into the newly constructed Kahilihili Street for access to Makako Bay Drive.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of February 5, 2018

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS:

Work completed since last update:

  • Installed street light foundations and conduit on the south/mauka side of the Hina Lani Street intersection

  • Completed new HELCO, HTCOM, and Spectrum utility crossing at Kealakehe Parkway intersection

  • Completed backfill of street light conduit and foundations at Kealakehe Parkway intersection

  • Hammered and excavated HELCO and HTCO utility relocations and installations on the Mauka side of the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park entrance

  • Backfilled swales and median fine grading south of Hina Lani Street intersection

  • Re-constructed the Kealakehe Parkway Makai side intersection raising the grade and continuing the asphalt paving through the area

  • Completed grading and asphalt paving on the Makai side of the new concrete median barrier at the Hina Lani Street intersection

  • Completed temporary paving in preparation for traffic transition to Stage 4

  • Completed all striping required to transition traffic to Stage 4

  • Transitioned traffic to Stage 4 of construction staging – all Northbound and Southbound traffic on Makai lanes from Keahole Airport Road to Kealakehe Parkway

  • Relocated HELCO power pole at the Mauka side of the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park entrance

  • Installed gravity sewer and reclaimed waterline laterals between Honokohau Street and the future sewer pump station

  • Installed double sewer force main laterals between Honokohau Street and the future sewer pump station installed reclaimed waterline lateral across existing roadway north of Hina Lani Street intersection

  • Installed street light and traffic signal conduit packages at Hina Lani Street intersection

  • Removed portions of the existing roadway for roadway reconstruction throughout the project

  • Removed existing roadway shoulder for roadway realignment and the install of median swales and median barrier

  • Began milling of the existing roadway on the north end of the project

  • Began asphalt paving of the existing roadway on the north end of the project

Upcoming new work:

  • Install aggregate base course for shoulder pavement reconstruction from the Keahole Airport Road to Hulikoa

  • Install subgrade for concrete swales and median barrier in the median near Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park entrance

  • Install waterline lateral (National Park STA 27+00) (Hina Lani STA 71+85)

  • Waterline Tie-Ins – Various Locations

  • Continue milling of the existing roadway on the north end of the project

  • Continue asphalt paving of the existing roadway on the north end of the project

Upcoming work affecting traffic:

  • Waterline Tie-Ins at Keahole Airport Road and Makako Bay Drive: work tentatively scheduled for mid to end of February

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones near Hulikoa Street, Hina Lani Street and the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park entrance , please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving around in these areas.

 

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular and pedestrian traffic including mopeds, walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Hulikoa Intersection to Kealakehe Parkway

Published in West Hawaii Today on January 14th, 15th, 16th, 2018.

Road work is scheduled for the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2 project the night of Tuesday, January 16th at approximately 10:00pm and expected to last to Wednesday, January 17th at 5:30am.  All motorists, bikers and pedestrians using the highway between Kealakehe Parkway and Hulikoa Drive should expect delays.

Southbound vehicular, bike and pedestrian traffic will now continue on the new Makai road from Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park thru Kealakehe Parkway intersection and transition back to the existing highway at the South end of the construction project.  Both lanes of northbound traffic will now be transitioned across the median to the Makai road approximately ½ mile South of Kealakehe Parkway intersection.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe.

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of December 25, 2017

Construction Progress

Work completed since last update:

  • Completed concrete median swale South of Hina Lani

  • Form and poured 80% of the concrete median barrier North of Hina Lani – work currently in progress

  • Installed HELCO, HTCO, and OTWC (Spectrum) pre-cast utility boxes, installed and concrete jacketed new utility package conduit crossing the Makai highway at Kealakehe – work currently in progress

  • Completed SIC utility drop on the Mauka side of Lanihau intersection

  • Installed street light foundations and conduit on the Mauka side of Kealakehe intersection

  • Finish graded medians throughout the project

  • Completed base lift asphalt paving on Makai South part of project and completed grading and asphalt paving on the temporary crossover built in the median on the South end of the project

  • Striped the Northbound fog line on the existing highway and striped some of the new road in preparation for the next traffic transition 

Upcoming new work:

  • Complete new HELCO, HTCOM, and OTWC (Spectrum) utility package crossing at Kealakehe intersection

  • Complete backfill of street light conduit and foundations at Kealakehe intersection

  • Mass Excavation for the new Mauka leg of Lanihau intersection

  • Hammering and excavation of HELCO, HTCO utility relocations and installations on the Mauka side of Lanihau intersection

  • Backfilling swales and median fine grading south of Hina Lani intersection

  • Re-construct the Kealakehe Makai side intersection raising the grade and continuing the asphalt paving thru the area

  • Complete grading and asphalt paving on the Makai side of the new concrete median barrier

  • Complete temporary paving in preparation for traffic transition to Stage 4

  • Complete all striping required to transition traffic to Stage 4

  • Transition traffic to Stage 4 of construction staging – all Northbound and Southbound traffic on Makai lanes from Airport to Kealakehe

Upcoming Work Affecting Traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones at both Hina Lani intersection and South of Kealakehe intersection, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving around in these areas.

  • Kealakehe intersection re-construct is scheduled to begin Sunday evening, January 7th, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. and estimated to last thru Wednesday afternoon January 10th, 2018. This is a 24-hour a day operation and minor impact to traffic flow through Kealakehe intersection should be expected through these dates, please plan accordingly.

Traffic Transition Update:

The traffic transition to Stage 4 is scheduled for the night of January 16th, 2018. The transition operation will not begin until 10:00 P.M. and will finish before 5 A.M. Wednesday morning January 17th, 2018. Please see below drawing showing traffic configuration on the highway in Stage 4.

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Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe. Have a happy and safe Holiday Season!

UPCOMING "NO WORK" DAYS ANNOUNCED

There will be no work occurring on the Project site on the following days:

  • Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Including the weekend of Dec 23 – 24, 2017

  • Monday, December 25, 2017

  • Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Including the weekend of Dec 30-31, 2017

  • Monday, January 1, 2018

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speed limits.  In addition, please remember that areas not open to traffic are active work areas. For your own safety, these areas are currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe. Have a happy and safe Holiday Season!

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of November 27, 2017

Construction Progress

Work completed since last update:

  • Transition to Stage 3AA – Allowing work to progress in median area of highway

  • Extended gravity sewer and reclaim utility laterals across the median stage of the project

  • Installed 10 new shallow drywell’s and three grated drop inlets with 2 foot diameter drainage pipe connection the drain inlets

  • Formed and poured concrete swales from Hina Lani intersection to Kaloko Pond Road in the median portion of the highway, started forming concrete median barrier North of Hina Lani intersection

  • Completed sub-grading the Mauka median shoulder from Hulikoa to Keahole Airport Road (Mauka – North segment), completed grading from Hina Lani to Hulikoa in the median portion of the project

  • Installed temporary pavement striping from the National Park to Kealakehe on the existing highway to create room to finish building concrete swales in the area

  • Milled to new edge of pavement limits from North of Hina Lani intersection to Kaloko Pond Road in the median portion of the project

  • Installed street light footings and traffic signal conduit at Ka’iminani intersection (Mauka), Hulikoa intersection (Mauka), and Hina Lani intersection (median)

  • Poured concrete culvert lining in existing culverts from Keahole Airport Road to Hulikoa Drive

Upcoming new work:

  • Installation of new HELCO, HTCOM, and OTWC utility package crossing at Kealakehe intersection

  • Re-construct the Kealakehe Makai side intersection raising the grade and continuing the asphalt paving thru the area

  • Form and pour concrete median barrier in the median portion of the project at Hina Lani intersection

  • Complete asphalt paving on the Makai South portion of the project and tie-in to existing Highway South of Kealakehe intersection

  • Stripe the fog lines on the existing highway from Kealakehe to Hulikoa intersection (Mauka)

  • Build new temporary traffic crossover in the median of the existing highway South of Kealakehe intersection

  • Transition traffic to Stage 4 of construction staging – all Northbound and Southbound traffic on Makai lanes from Airport to Kealakehe

Upcoming Work Affecting Traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of median work zones at both Hina Lani intersection and South of Kealakehe intersection, please use caution when construction vehicles with flashing hazards and strobe lights are driving around in these areas.

  • Kealakehe intersection is scheduled for re-construct in January; please check back here for additional information regarding work dates, hours, and traffic control.

Traffic Transition Update:

The traffic transition to Stage 4 is several weeks out; please check back here for updates as we move closer to completing this milestone.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speeds.  In addition, please remember the new asphalt paving in the North segment of the project is still an active work zone. For your own safety, this area is currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

Please help to keep our roads and highways safe. Have a happy and safe Holiday Season!

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of October 23, 2017

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Work completed since last update:

  • Transitioned traffic to Stage 3 of construction staging

  •  Completed waterline laterals across existing highway on Mauka North segment of road

  •  Formed and poured concrete swales from Kaloko Pond Road to Kealakehe (Makai) and from Kealakehe to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park (Mauka)

  •  Completed grading and asphalt paving from Hina Lani to Kealakehe (Makai)

  •  Installed guardrail, temporary pavement striping, and signage from North of Hina Lani to Kealakehe (Makai)

  •  Milled to new edge of pavement limits from Hulikoa Drive to North of Keahole Airport Road (Mauka-North)

  •  Installed street light footings and traffic signal conduit at Keahole Airport Rd intersection (Mauka) and Ka’iminani intersection (Mauka)

  • Poured concrete culvert lining in existing culverts from Keahole Airport Rd. to Hulikoa Drive

Upcoming work:

  • Continue milling and median swale slopes on the Mauka North section

  • Continue electrical utility packages, grading, paving, guardrail, signage, and traffic signal work on the Makai South section

  • Continue concrete swales and drainage structures, continue reclaim/gravity/waterline laterals on Mauka South section

  • Begin concrete swales, drainage structures and drain pipe, demolition, excavation, grading, concrete median barrier in the median at Hina Lani intersection

Traffic Transition Update:

The below traffic transition occurred on Wednesday, October 18th at 10:00pm.  

All Southbound road users will continue traveling on the Makai side of the road from Hulikoa Drive and cross back over to the existing highway just before Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. Hina Lani Street will still be accessible from the Makai side of the road using the traffic signal. Ala Nui Kaloko road and beach access will only be accessible from the Southbound side of the highway, all leaving this area will be required to travel Southbound on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (Right-in Right-out only). Minimal impacts to Northbound traffic thru the affected area.

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Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speeds.  In addition, please remember the new asphalt paving in the North segment of the project is still an active work zone. For your own safety, this area is currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

 

PROJECT UPDATE: Week of September 18, 2017

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

Work completed since last update:

  • Formed and poured concrete swales from Kaloko Pond Road to Kealakehe Harbor on the Makai side of new road and from the National Park to Tesoro on the Mauka side of the existing highway

  • Completed grading from Hulikoa to the beginning of the project South of Kealakehe

  • Completed asphalt paving the base lifts from Hulikoa to the National Park

  • TRANSITIONED TRAFFIC TO MAKAI SIDE OF HIGHWAY FROM HULIKOA TO NORTH OF KEAHOLE AIRPORT ROAD.

  • Installed waterline lateral at Keahole Airport Road Mauka

  • Installed traffic signal conduit, street light conduit, and street light bases at Keahole Airport Road Mauka

  • Excavated and installed electrical utilities at Ka’iminani Mauka

Upcoming Work:

  • Paving from National Park to beginning of project South of Kealakehe

  • Concrete swale work to continue on the Mauka side of the existing highway

  • Water and sewer utility lateral on the Mauka North segment of the project

  • Electrical, street light, and traffic signal utilities on the Mauka North segment of the project

  • Remove existing asphalt on shoulders of Mauka North segment

 

Please continue to help us keep motorists, bikers, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speeds.  In addition, please remember the existing highway from Hulikoa to Kona International Airport is an active construction work zone. For your own safety, the existing mauka highway is currently closed to the general public for all vehicular traffic and all exercising, including walking, biking, and jogging.

TRAFFIC TRANSITION UPDATE

Thank you everyone for your support as we have hit a tremendous milestone for the project by transitioning traffic to the new makai lanes!  With the new traffic transition, we have experienced some initial traffic delays and confusion, but the traffic signals are continually being monitored and adjusted to ease the traffic flow on the highway.

There have also been some issues with motorists traveling northbound entering OTEC Road which is in its final condition as a right turn in and right turn out only road.

When traveling northbound to OTEC Road, 2 options maybe be available for entrance:

  1. The preferred option for motorists is to travel past OTEC, turn right to travel up Kaiminani Drive, turn left at Pukiawe Street, turn right on to Kupaloke Street, turn right on Laui Street, and turn right to return to Kaiminani Street  to exit on to Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway to enter OTEC Road heading southbound.

     

  2. An additional option for motorists is to travel past OTEC to Keahole Airport Road.  This remains an option via the car rental loop by turning right on Halau Street, left on Aulepe Street, left again on Paoo Street, and back on to Keahole Airport Road to exit on to Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway to enter OTEC Road heading southbound. 

These options are TEMPORARY pending NELHA opening their road at the intersection of Queen Ka'ahumanu and Kaiminani Drive which is tentatively scheduled to open on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to move forward on Queen Ka’ahumanu Widening Project.