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Roadway Resurfacing Work on Ka’iminani Drive to Begin on Tuesday May 16th

The County of Hawai‘i  Department of Public Works Highways Division will begin resurfacing work on Ka’iminani Dr., from the Palamanui (Ane Keohokālole Hwy.) intersection to the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, to Friday, May 19, 2017.  Work is scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution as heavy vehicles will be in the work zone.  Alternating lane closures will be in effect.  At a minimum, one lane of travel (for two-way traffic) will be provided at all times through the construction area.

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.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist, at 961-8787.

Side Street Closures Along Ka’iminani Drive in North Kona for Resurfacing

Motorists are advised of street closures and detours along Ka’iminani Drive, in North Kona scheduled for Monday, April 29.  Closures and detours for the roadways listed are scheduled between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Detour signs will be posted along the streets directing motorists.  Residents on the side streets affected by the closure will receive flyers from the contractor, Jas W. Glover, a few days prior with information about the detour route.

Kaimini Drive

The traffic change is to allow road resurfacing and expected to last no later than May 17, 2013.

Scheduled street closures:
April 29-30
Ahiahi Street will be closed at Ka’iminani Drive affecting only southbound travel.
Traffic will be rerouted to Awakea Street to Ka’iminani Drive.

May 2
Oneone Street closure at Ka’iminani Drive will affect southbound travel.
Traffic will be rerouted to Awakea Street to Holoholo Street to Ka’iminani Drive

May 2-10
Keokeo Street closure will affect north and southbound travel.
The detour route for northbound travel will be Keokeo Street to Holu Street to Ahikawa Street to Aka Ula Street to Iliili Street to Ka’iminani Drive

Southbound travel will be routed to Ihumoe Street to Iliili Street to Ka’iminani Drive.

May 8-17
The Iliili Street closure will affect north and southbound travel.
Northbound motorists will use Iliili Street to Aka Ula Street to Ahikawa Street to Holu Street to Keokeo to Ka’iminani Drive.

The detour route for southbound travel is Ihumoe Street to Keokeo Street to Ka’iminani Drive.

This federally funded project in North Kona starts 103′ from the intersection with Highway 190 and ends at Ahiahi Street.  Improvements will focus on roadway reconstruction, and drainage improvements that include six-foot shoulders, tie-ins to private driveways on Ka’iminani, retaining walls and restriping of the roadway.

The $10 million improvement cost is shared with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) paying 80% and the County 20%.  Construction began in 2012 and scheduled for completion this year.

Lane Closures Along Ka’iminani Drive Beginning Next Week

Alternate lane closures along Ka‘iminani Drive will happen for two weeks.

Kaimani Drive

Ka‘iminani Drive will be resurfaced starting from Imo Place and will continue in the makai direction toward Ahiahi Street beginning April 11.  Alternating one- lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, weather permitting for two weeks.

This $10 million improvement project is federally funded.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is paying 80% of the construction cost and the County 20%.  Improvements focus on roadway reconstruction, and drainage improvements that include six-foot shoulders, tie-ins to private driveways on Ka‘iminani, retaining walls, and re-striping of the roadway.

Improvements began in October 2012 at the intersection with Highway 190 and will end at Ahiahi Street in the third quarter of 2013.

 

Kaiminani Drive Road Improvements Begin October 1st

Construction on Ka`iminani Drive in North Kona is scheduled to begin the week of October 1.  Improvements will begin just below the intersection at Māmalahoa Highway (Route 190) for approximately one mile ending near Ahiahi Street.

Improvements will focus on roadway reconstruction and drainage improvements that include six-foot wide shoulders, drainage structures and swales, and driveway tie-ins on Ka`iminani to prevent a “drop-off” between the reconstructed pavement and the existing driveways, retaining walls, utility adjustment and relocation, mailbox and newspaper box relocation, road resurfacing, signs and restriping.

The contractor working with the property owners, will coordinate removal, and or trimming plants located in the County right-of-way.

The temporary relocation of postal and newspaper boxes and temporary shutdown of water and utility services will be coordinated with the U.S. Postal Service, the contractor, utility companies, property owners and County agencies.

Traffic management plans will be in place between the construction hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  No weekends, holidays and nighttime work is scheduled at this time.

Jas W. Glover Ltd, the contractor was awarded the $10 million improvement project.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is funding 80 percent of the $10 million construction cost.

Construction is expected to take a year.