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Hurricane Lane Repairs in Laupāhoehoe Slated to Begin Next Week

June 3, 2022, 3:11 PM HST
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A portion of Hawaiʻi Belt Road in Laupāhoehoe is scheduled for repairs after sustaining damage during Hurricane Lane in 2018.

Hawaiʻi County’s Department of Public Works announced Friday work will commence Monday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends, on the mauka side of Hawaiʻi Belt Rd at the intersections of both Manowaiopae and Kuwaikahi Streams on Old Māmalahoa Highway.

Construction should be completed by Aug. 23, weather and conditions permitting.

The work includes clearing brush, rocks, and debris; roadway and shoulder repairs; drainage channel and culvert repairs; placement of fill material; rock wall reconstruction; installation and maintenance of erosion control devices; and other related improvements.

One-way lane closures and delays can be expected between 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly and to drive with caution. Both lanes will be open at 3:30 p.m.

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For questions or concerns, call Kaleo Salvador, Jas W. Glover, Ltd. at 808-935-0871 or 808-379-5583; or DPW Information and Education Specialist, Sherise Kana’e-Kāne at 808-961-8499.

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