PROJECT UPDATE: Week of August 13, 2018

Construction Progress

Work completed since last update:

  • Completed all paving throughout Project

  • Completed striping and pavement markers on Northbound lanes throughout the Project

  • Opened all travel lanes on Northbound and Southbound directions of highway

  • Activated new traffic signal lights at Keahole Airport Road, Ka’iminani Drive, Hulikoa Drive, Hina Lani Street, Lanihau intersection, and Kealakehe Parkway

  • Finished grading all median areas and placed renaturalized a’a lava rock at all designated locations on project.

  • Completed all rumble strip installation on the project

Upcoming new work:   

  • Continue landscaping at designated intersection locations

  • Continue installing project signage

  • Remove temporary traffic signal poles and wires

  • Rumble strip installation

Upcoming work affecting traffic:

  • Trucks will be pulling in and out of work zones near Keahole, Ka’iminani, 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.

  • Temporary lane closures and flagging during the week of August 12th will be occurring during night work hours from 8:00pm to 5:30am.  Please plan accordingly.

  • 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.


With the ongoing road work, please anticipate possible delays and wait time on the highway.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

The Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway from South of Kealakehe Parkway to North of Keahole Airport Road is still an active Construction Area with a posted regulatory speed limit of 35 MPH.  Although the majority of construction within the travel lanes are complete, we will continue to have workers on the shoulder lanes and in the median of the roadway every day for the next several weeks.

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.