(BIVN) – Work begins on the Kīlau Stream Bridge, located on Manowai‘ōpae Homestead Road in Laupāhoehoe on Monday, September 11, 2017, county officials say.
The work will continue through about October 31, 2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The Department of Public Works says the bridge will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During that time, no pedestrians or vehicles will be allowed to use the bridge with the exception of emergency response teams during an emergency event. The bridge will be open during non-working hours, on weekends and holidays, the county says.
“The repair work involves the rehabilitation of the existing bridge structure which includes replacing the old timber members with new timber members and hardware,” a county media release states. “Motorist and residents are advised to exercise caution when traveling in the vicinity of the construction zone.”
“The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding,” the release says. “If there are any questions or concerns, please call Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.”