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Scheduled Lane Closures: July 13-17

July 13, 2015, 8:22 AM HST
* Updated July 13, 8:30 AM
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The State of Hawai’i Department of Transportation and the County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works have announced road closures for Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 17.

DOT will conduct the following closures between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.:

On Highway 19, also known as Hawai’i Belt Road, an alternating single lane closure in both directions will take place between Jardine Road and Puualaea Homestead Road. The roadway improvements will be conducted in the vicinity of Laupahoehoe Gulch.

Roadway improvements will also be done between Kulaimano Road and Kauniho Road on Highway 19. Alternating single lane closures will be in place. The work will be conducted in the vicinity of Pepeekeo to Hakalau.

In addition, work along Highway 19 in the vicinity of Kaawalii Gulch, between Jardine Road and Old Mamalahoa Highway, will be under a single lane closure in both directions. Roadway improvements will cause the closure.


Continuous activity on Umauma Bridge in Hakalau will cause alternating lane closures near mile marker 16 on Highway 19 to remain on a seven-day-a-week, twenty-four-hour schedule as bridge rehabilitation work is underway. Speed on the bridge is reduced to 20 miles per hour.


DPW will conduct the following closures between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.:

Leilani Street, between Manono Street and Hinano Street in Hilo, will close as crews work to install a sewer lateral connection to the main sewer lines. Local motorists and pedestrians will be allowed access through the area. Off-duty officers will be posted at the Manono Street and Hinano Street intersections with Leilani Street to redirect traffic.

In addition, access to Pauahi Street from Kamehameha Avenue will be closed as pavement reconstruction takes place. Motorists seeking to enter the Pauahi Street intersection from Bayfront Highway will only be allowed to turn left or right onto Kamehameha Avenue. East and West bound motorists traveling along Kamehameha Avenue will only be allowed to travel straight through the intersection or turn onto Bayfront Highway. Motorists will not be allowed to enter Kamehameha Avenue from Pauahi Street, but will be allowed to use Ponahawai Street, Mamo Street, Haili Street, or Waianuenue Avenue as alternate routes to downtown. Access to Chevron, Bayfront Motors, and the King Kamehameha Statue will be available through Pauahi Street. This closure will also be in effect Saturday, July 18.


All lane closures are weather permitting and have the possibility of changing without notice.

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