PROJECT UPDATE: Week of July 17, 2017

All mainline gravity sewer, reclaimed water, and waterline utility work along the new highway has been completed through the project, leaving laterals that cross the existing highway to be completed in future project stages.  Concrete swales will continue to be formed and poured throughout the South makai segment of the project over the next several weeks. Temporary paving in preparation for traffic transition on the makai North segment of the project is scheduled to be paved over the next two weeks completing all base asphalt placements in this area. Temporary roadway striping has been partially completed on the North segment of the project and will resume after paving is completed on the North segment of the project.

Installation of drainage structures, street light foundations, and street light/traffic signal conduit packages will continue in the South segment of the project on the mauka side of the existing highway. Work will continue on this side of the road for the next several weeks.  Please be aware of the steel plates and traffic control in the shoulders and travel or exercise safely to keep both our workers and community members safe.

Construction activities at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park entrance road will be completed July 17th, and the Visitor Center will be re-opened July 18th.  We apologize for the inconvenience and extended work duration in the area.

The Keahole Airport Road intersection is scheduled for demolition and construction July 17th through July 21st. The traffic signal will be flashing yellow lights and traffic flow through the intersection and in/out of the Airport will be controlled by police officers/flaggers 24 hours a day. Work at this intersection is expected to affect traffic on Queen Ka’ahumanu highway and delays are expected entering/exiting Kona International Airport July 18th through July 20th. Please help GBI keep the community and our workers safe by adhering to all posted construction speed limits and using extra caution when traveling through this area.

Construction is scheduled at the OTEC intersection July 24th through July 28th. Work at this intersection should have minor impacts on Queen Ka’ahumanu highway traffic but will delay traffic flow in and out of the OTEC/NELHA area.

Continue to check the website for updates regarding construction effects on traffic flow over the next several weeks. 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 new asphalt paving in the North segment of the project and is still an active work zone. This area is closed to the general public for any exercising – walking, biking, jogging, and vehicular traffic for your own safety.