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. 


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.