LAUPAHOEHOE, Hawaii – The Hawaii Electric Light Company will begin a project to upgrade utility infrastructure along a three mile stretch of the Hamakua Coast between Laupahoehoe and Papa’aloa on November 7. The company says one lane of Highway 19 will have to be closed to traffic between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, resulting in delays of up to 45 minutes.
HILO, October 28, 2015 – Hawai‘i Electric Light announces it will begin construction along Highway 19 between the 24-mile marker in Pāpa‘aloa and the 27-mile marker in Laupāhoehoe on the Hāmākua Coast. One lane will be closed to traffic along sections of the highway from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily starting November 7.
Security personnel will direct traffic, and motorists are advised to drive with caution through the construction area. Delays of up to 45 minutes or less are anticipated. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible.
This project will improve system reliability by upgrading utility infrastructure. It involves removing and installing poles and upgrading transmission and distribution lines and equipment. Work is expected to be completed in about two months, weather permitting. Regular updates will be provided to local media and posted on the company’s website www.hawaiielectriclight.com and Twitter account @HIElectricLight.
Hawai‘i Electric Light regrets any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding. For questions or concerns, please call 969-6666.