Waimea Signal Light Replacement Set for June 23

June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM HST (Updated June 19, 2019, 8:39 AM)
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Kawaihae Road intersection where signal light will be replaced. Courtesy photo

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will replace the HAWK pedestrian traffic signal at the pedestrian crosswalk on Kawaihae Road fronting Longs Drugs and the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Village Campus.

The replacement is scheduled to take place June 23, 2019, starting at 8 a.m. until work is complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.

In response to community feedback about the HAWK traffic signal being confusing to drivers and pedestrians, the HAWK signal will be replaced with new traffic signal heads and will operate the same as the pedestrian signal located nearby on Kawaihae Road.

During the scheduled repair work, motorists are advised to drive with caution. Signs will be posted on the road for vehicles and one lane will be closed while the pedestrian signal is replaced. A special duty officer will be at the location directing traffic. The crosswalk will be closed while work is performed.

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Motorists are advised to follow new crosswalk procedures, which will operate like a traffic signal intersection with the red, yellow and green light operations alerting motorists to pedestrians using the crosswalk.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If there are any questions or concerns about the traffic signal repair work, call the Traffic Division at (808) 961-8341.

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