Komohana Street Reconstruction Work Begins Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Komohana Street Reconstruction work will proceed with a ONE LANE, ONE-WAY 24-hour traffic pattern in the Waiānuenue Avenue direction (Hāmākua bound) between the Kūkūau Street intersection and the Ponahawai Street Intersection to accommodate pavement reconstruction work.  The contractor, Yamada and Sons, Inc. plans to expedite the work and complete this phase of the project by Friday, February 19, 2016, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The following lane changes will be in effect during this period.

  1. Puna bound on Komohana Street from Waiānuenue Avenue, left turn only at Ponahawai intersection.
  2. Entering Komohana Street from Ponahawai Street, no left turn onto Komohana Street.
  3. Entering Komohana Street from Huali Place, no left turn onto Komohana Street.

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As work progresses, the opening of the southbound lane from Huali Place will be implemented.

The following lanes will remain open:

  1. Kūkūau intersection open to travel in all directions.
  2. On Komohana Street, Hāmākua bound, right turn onto Huali Place.
  3. On Komohana Street, Hāmākua bound, right turn and straight through at the Ponahawai intersection.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution as heavy vehicles and machinery will be in the work zone.

Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call Yamada and Sons, Inc. at (808) 933-8434 or Barett Otani, County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Information and Education Specialist, at (808) 961-8787.

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