HILO, Hawaii – Haihai Street between Iwalani Street and Laulā Road is closed to thru traffic for the next two weeks, with only local and golf course traffic allowed access.
The closure began today at 7 a.m. (Thursday, December 22) and will be in effect until 3 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017.
“The purpose of the closure is to install a new box culvert and waterline tie-ins for the Haihai Fire station project, weather and construction conditions permitting,” the Hawaii County Department of Public Works reported. “This closure is necessary to complete the installation in a timely manner and for the safety of the traveling public.”
Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the work area, officials say. Special off-duty police officers will be posted in the area to facilitate traffic movement.
“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,” a media release stated.
If there are any questions or concerns, please call Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.