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Lane Closures Planned During Portion of Kalanianaʻole Avenue Reconstruction Project

January 20, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated January 19, 8:07 PM
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The state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that lane closures are planned as part of the continuing Kalanianaʻole Avenue reconstruction project in Hilo

Work will begin Jan. 24 on the portion of the project from Kamehameha/Railroad Avenue to Kaʻuhane Avenue. A single-lane alternating closure will be necessary during work hours from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday once paving for the $1.2 million project begins.

The DOT is pursuing daywork to complete this necessary pavement reconstruction quickly without pausing to pursue a noise variance for nightwork. Estimated completion for the reconstruction is late February, weather permitting.

Notices of the planned lane closures will be made to businesses in the immediate area through a joint coordination effort by the Hawaiʻi County Department of Public Works and the DOT.

This portion of the Kalanianaʻole Avenue reconstruction project will continue improvements to the roadway made by the county. The DOT will repave within the project limits, but select pavement areas will be addressed with a temporary overlay to allow for future underground utility and drainage work by DPW. Following the underground work, DPW will reconstruct these areas.


Updates about planned closures for state roadways can be found on the DOT website. Questions about the reconstruction project can be sent to [email protected].


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