(BIVN) – Most road work on Hawaiʻi Island will cease on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the exception of a paving project just north of Hilo.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation says an alternating lane closure of Hawaiʻi Belt Road, or Highway 19, will continue on Monday, Jan. 21, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Monday’s paving work will take place on Highway 19 between Honoliʻi Bridge and Kuikahi Street. “Alternating traffic control to allow for travel in both directions will be in place,” Hawaiʻi DOT said in a media release. “Motorists are advised to expect delays in the area.”
Work has been ongoing along the stretch of the Hāmākua Coast, creating travel delays for motorists. On Saturday, Hawaiʻi County Police issued a Nixle alert, reporting that State Highways and Glover Contracting were paving from Pāpaʻikou to the Paukaʻa area of the highway. Long delays were reported as long as one hour or more.