DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DAVID Y. IGE
FORD N. FUCHIGAMI
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2017
TRAFFIC TRANSITIONING TO MAKAI PORTION OF
QUEEN KAAHUMANU HIGHWAY BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
KAILUA-KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the transition of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic to the newly paved Makai section of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Two-way traffic will be shifted between Hina Lani Street and a point north of Keahole Airport Road from the existing Mauka roadway to the new Makai portion of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The shift in traffic is expected to be completed at approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017, weather permitting.
Traffic control measures, including flaggers and police officers, will be onsite to direct traffic during the transition.
HDOT thanks the public for their patience as we continue the work on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2 and informs road users that the existing Mauka portion of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Keahole Airport Road and Hulikoa Drive will be closed following the traffic shift.
HDOT and all the Project Team members are committed to the completion of this project and anticipate that the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2 will be substantially complete in August 2018. The latest progress payment percentage as of July 26, 2017, was 67 percent.
For the latest information on this project, please visit http://buildqueenk.com