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Hawaiian Telcom Postpones Work Due to Darby

July 21, 2016, 3:45 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 2:48 PM
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Mamalahoa Bypass. County administration photo.

Mamalahoa Bypass. County administration photo.

UPDATE: July 22, 2:45 p.m.

Hawaiian Telcom has postponed its outdoor work project in Kona in order to focus on storm preparation activities and avoid a lane closure following the National Weather Service tropical storm warning for Hawai‘i island.

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms on the island beginning tonight through tomorrow due to Tropical Storm Darby.

Weather-permitting, work will begin next weekend, July 30 and 31, and continue the weekends of Aug. 6 and 7, and Aug. 13 and 14.

The cable relocation work will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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As part of Hawai‘i County’s highway intersection improvement project, beginning on Saturday, July 23, Hawaiian Telcom will be relocating overhead cables to newly placed utility poles near the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway and Nāpo‘opo‘o Road in Kona.

One lane of Māmalahoa Highway will be closed to traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next three weekends: July 23 and 24, July 30 and 31, and Aug. 6 and 7.

Traffic control will be on site to assist with traffic flow and to assure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

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Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution.

Work is weather-permitting and is subject to change.

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