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Traffic Signal Completed on North Kona Highway

October 4, 2013, 11:52 AM HST
* Updated October 4, 12:26 PM
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A new traffic signal on a new North Kona highway will go into operation next week, a county Department of Public Works spokeswoman said.

The signal at the intersection of Ane Keohokalole Highway and Kealakehe Parkway will display flashing lights on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and begin operating the following day.

Construction on the $1 million project got underway in May.

The signal includes wireless detectors embedded in the roadway’s surface to detect approaching vehicles and to program the signal to optimize traffic flow, spokeswoman Noelani Whittington said.

Ane Keohokālole Highway runs parallel to and about a mile mauka of the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway from Palani Road to Hina-Lani Street in Kaloko.

The highway funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds opened to the public in June 2012.

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