Road Work Continues in Kona on June 12
by Big Island Now Staff
The Department of Public Works announced Friday that more road work will be taking place in West Hawai’i beginning next Tuesday, with three different traffic projects going on simultaneously.
One of those projects is the continuation of road resurfacing along Mamalahoa Highway in Holualoa. The paving work, which is expected to be completed on June 13, is set to begin at the nine mile marker and continue for a thousand feet in the direction of Palani Junction. The Highway Maintenance division is responsible for the work done in that area, and they will operate alternating lane closures between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
At the same time, mile marker 4.4 of Mamalahoa Highway near Waiono Meadows will see an upgrade from Isemoto Contracting Company, who is contracted to resurface the road, pave the sidewalk, and add swales. Alternate lane closures will also be in effect in this area between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, construction will begin Tuesday at the Ane Keohokaole Highway and Kealakehe Parkway intersection, which the department says will be turned into a four-way stop. Construction work is expected to last until June 22. During that time frame, traffic signs will be put up to alert motorists of one-lane closures.
The department notes that there is currently no stop sign at that intersection. White zig-zag lines will be painted on Ane Keohokaole Highway to alert motorists of a pending stop sign, while horizontal marks will be painted near the intersection at Kealakehe Parkway. The words “stop ahead” will also be painted near the intersection.
Construction and paving schedules may change based on inclement weather in the area.