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HELCO Replacing Underground Cables in Kona Subdivision

June 25, 2013, 1:07 PM HST
* Updated June 25, 1:11 PM
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Hawaii Electric Light Co. is advising Kona motorists to use alternate routes to avoid ongoing subterranean work in the Kilohana subdivision.

The replacement of underground utility cables will continue for approximately six months, HELCO said in a statement.

Work hours, which may vary, are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Work begins at the Lako Street intersection, proceeds toward Koko`olua Way, and includes all side streets.

The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone and traffic is limited to one lane only. The community is advised to avoid this area as much as possible and drive with caution through the work zone.

Power outages will be minimal, HELCO said, and the utility will work with affected customers individually to ensure a safe and smooth transition to the new system.

For information, call 969-6666.

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