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Phase of Kalanianā’ole Avenue Reconstruction in Hilo Pushed Back

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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.

Questions about the reconstruction project can be sent via email to DOTPAO@hawaii.gov.


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