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Phase of Kalanianā’ole Avenue Reconstruction in Hilo Pushed Back

January 23, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated January 23, 11:03 AM
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An upcoming phase of the Kalanianā’ole Avenue Reconstruction project in Hilo is being delayed.

The state Department of Transportation announced Saturday that the portion of the project from Kamehameha/Railroad Avenue to Kauhane Avenue is now expected to begin in April because of contract and supply availability issues. Adjusting the start date will also allow time to pursue a noise variance so work can take place at night.

As mentioned in a press release earlier this month, the DOT will repave Kalanianā’ole Avenue between the vicinity of Verna’s Drive In and Hawai‘i Gas and will address select areas with a temporary pavement overlay to allow for future underground utility and drainage work by the county Department of Public Works.

Details about the areas and materials are:

  • Between Kamehameha Avenue and Silva Street: Paving of the riding course with hot mix asphalt.
  • Between Silva Street and Kauhane Avenue: Reconstruction with polymer-modified asphalt.
  • Connection to Kūhiō Street: Paving of the riding course with hot mix asphalt.

Once the new construction schedule is set, a revised announcement will be posted to the DOT website and sent via GovDelivery distribution. To sign up for notices from the DOT, click here.

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Questions about the reconstruction project can be sent via email to [email protected].

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