PROJECT UPDATE: Week of June 12, 2017

All main road subgrade, aggregate base course, and asphalt paving has been completed in the North segment of the project with the exception of the Keahole Airport and OTEC intersection.  In the South segment of the project, the makai concrete swales have been graded and scheduled to be formed and concrete poured starting later this week. The sewer force main installation is complete up to the existing highway crossing location just north of Honokohau Street where a lateral will be installed in the near future.  Temporary traffic signals are being installed at the Kealakehe intersection over the next few weeks.  This work should have minimal to no effect on Queen Ka’ahumanu highway traffic.

Installation of drainage structures, street light foundations, and street light/traffic signal conduit packages has been started in the South segment of the project on the mauka side of the existing highway.  Work is scheduled to continue on this side of the road for several weeks, please be aware of steel plates in the shoulders and drive safely to keep both our workers and community members safe.

Due to improvements to the Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway fronting the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, the entrance road and Visitor Center will be closed from approximately June 19th - July 2nd, 2017. This closure may be extended if required but currently not anticipated.  Other areas of the Park remain OPEN!  Message boards have been placed along the highway as an additional reminder.  The National Park entrance road and Visitor Center will be re-opened for public use on July 3rd, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience but the closure is necessary based on the depth of trenching required to run the utilities through the existing road.  Please plan accordingly.

Please continue to help us keep motorists, pedestrians, and our workers safe by respecting the posted work zone speeds.  As an additional reminder, please remember the freshly paved asphalt is still in an active work zone.  This road is closed to the general public for any exercising – walking, biking, or jogging, and vehicular traffic for your own safety.