The first day of earthwork was September 8, 2015 starting north of Keahole Airport and working south. Progress has been steady and effective 9/21/15 progress is now south of OTEC road. Increased truck traffic is expected on Monday, 9/28 as crews shift their attention to importing local fill material to the makai side of the existing roadway. 

The existing roadway remains open in both the north and south directions with reduced speeds to 35 miles per hour.