PROJECT UPDATE: Week of May 7, 2018


Work completed since last update:

  • Installed aggregate base from Hina Lani Street to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Installed top lift asphalt pavement from the Keahole Airport Road to Hina Lani Street

  • Installed asphalt treated base from Hina Lani Street to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

  • Began permanent striping of the northbound lanes from the Keahole Airport Road to Hina Lani Street

  • Grading shoulders and medians on north side of project

  • Installed swales near Kealakehe Parkway

  • Installed concrete sidewalk at Hulikoa Drive

  • Began installation of two culvert inlet structures

  • Began landscaping work at Keahole Airport Road

Upcoming new work:   

  • Continue top lift asphalt paving

  • Continue striping and pavement markers

  • Continue paving asphalt base on the south side of the project

  • Continue grading shoulders and median on north and south segment of the project

  • Continue pulling wire and installing the traffic signal system

  • Continue landscaping work

  • Begin installing guardrail near Kaiminani Drive (Mauka)

  • Begin installing signage for the northbound lanes

  • Finish inlet structure installation and backfilling

 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.