Department of Public Works Announces Road Work and Resurfacing Projects

The Hawaii County Department of Public Works is letting folks know of the following:

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  •  Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal, and parking lot will be resurfaced next week preparation begins March 7 -Work begins Thursday, March 7 by the Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division to prepare Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal, and parking lot, in Downtown Hilo for resurfacing next week.Sections of the parking lot will be closed, and no parking allowed starting midnight March 6 through March 7.  The parking lot will reopen after 5 PM on the 8th.  Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal will remain open for Hele-On passengers during this time.Resurfacing the entrance of the Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal is Monday, March 11.  No vehicle traffic allowed in to the bus terminal after 7:00 AM.  Pedestrian access will be limited.  The entrance to the terminal reopens at 5:00 PM.Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, Hele-On passengers will board buses at the bus shelter next to the park and ride lot on Kamehameha Avenue, not at the Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal.The Highway Maintenance Division  will close Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal parking lot for resurfacing, Sunday at midnight to Tuesday, March 12, weather permitting.  The parking lot will reopen Tuesday after 5:00 PM.

    The Highway Maintenance Division may resume resurfacing the parking lot Thursday and Friday, March 14 & 15.

    The Traffic Division of Public Works is scheduling to stripe the parking stalls on a Sunday two weeks after resurfacing is completed.  The two-week wait allows the asphalt to cure before marking the pavement.

  • The exit lane to Pauahi Street at the County of Hawai‘i Aupuni Center parking lot will be closed – The exit lane to Pauahi Street at the County of Hawai‘i Aupuni Center parking lot will bestriped and traffic patterns delineated THURSDAY, March 7 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, weather permitting.  The exit lane to Pauahi Street will be closed at this time.  Entrance to Aupuni Center from Pauahi Street remains open.Customers and employees may consider Kīlauea Avenue and Aupuni Street to enter and exit Aupuni Center.
  • Traffic patterns will be striped on to Kīlauea Avenue for the next two weeks – Road crews will begin marking traffic patterns to delineate traffic lanes for motorists and pedestrians on to Kīlauea Avenue between Pauahi Street and Ponahawai Street starting today for the next two weeks, weather permitting.  Traffic will be shifted around the crew and their equipment and no lanes will be closed.Tuesday, March 5 and for the remainder of the week, traffic patterns will be marked on to Kīlauea Avenue between Pauahi Street and Aupuni Street and manholes adjusted.  This is expected to take five to six days.Monday, March 11, Kīlauea Avenue between Kūkūau Street and Ponahawai Street is scheduled for road surface marking and manholes adjusted.  This is expected to take three days.Drainage improvements will also resume at the corner of Kūkūau Street and Kīlauea Avenue during the week of March 11.Street parking will be affected between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday due to shifting traffic patterns.
  • Construction on Hoku Street – The Department of Public Works is constructing two curb ramps on either side of Hōkū Street at Kīlauea Avenue to comply with the American’s with Disabilities Act.  The project is scheduled for completion early next week, March 11 or 12, weather permitting.  Entrance to Hōkū Street is closed at Kīlauea Avenue.
  • Road resurfacing Kīlauea Avenue from Pauahi Street to Osorio Lane tomorrow, Friday, March 8 – The final layer of asphalt is scheduled to be applied on to the mauka lane of Kīlauea Avenue on Friday, March 1, weather permitting.  The contractor will start from the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin to Osorio Lane at Alenai‘o Bridge.

    Two lanes one in each direction will remain open to motorists.  Street parking will be restored at the completion of resurfacing.  Construction hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and may vary.

    Access to Kūkūau Street from Kīlauea Avenue will be restricted to local traffic until the work is completed.  Special Duty officers will redirect motorists to Kino‘ole Street.

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