(BIVN) – A Hilo road resurfacing project that will last several days will begin on Monday, but the day before work will be done on the traffic signals.
On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the Hawaiʻi County Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division will repair the traffic signal wiring at the intersection of Hualālai and Kinoʻole Streets in Hilo.
The next day, the County will begin resurfacing work on Hualālai Street between Kapi‘olani Street and Kīlauea Avenue. Work is scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting, and will last from Monday until Thursday, April 18.
Resurfacing work will be done on the Hualālai Street roadway in 2 phases, the County says. On April 15th to 16th, from Kapi‘olani to Kino‘ole, and April 17th to 18th from Kinoʻole to Kīlauea Ave. There will be no parking along the roadway during the work period.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution during the project. On Sunday, all left turn lanes will be closed, and but drivers will still be able to turn left at the stop bar. The intersection will be flashing red all directions and the public must treat it as a four way stop, county officials say. During the resurfacing, heavy vehicles will be in the work zone and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the area during the scheduled work times. “Alternating lane closures will be in effect and work will be done on one lane at a time,” a County news release stated. “Travel in both directions will be provided with traffic control personnel posted in the area to facilitate traffic movement. Intersections in the work zone will remain open.”
“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 said.