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Hāmākua Traffic Advisory Notice for June 28th, 2021

Work to begin on the pavement and safety improvement project on Highway 19 (Māmalahoa Highway) on Monday, June 28th, 2021 between Kalopā and Pa'auilo in the Hāmākua District.

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Kamuela) Team

Hawai'i Department of Transportation (HDOT) - Highways Division crews have begun preparation work on Highway 19 (Māmalahoa Highway or Hāmākua Route) in the Kalopā and Pa'auilo area in the Hāmākua District for pavement and safety improvements projects will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Work hours are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

On Thursday, June 24th, Contractor Jas W. Glover Limited (Ltd.) has also begun to stage paving equipment just east of the 40-mile marker on Highway 19 in preparation for the start of road work.

The project is expected to take up to 2 months to complete the repaving work planned for Highway 19.

Road work will be happening between the following milepost:

  • Mile Marker 36 to 40 (between Kalopā and Pa'auilo)

Road Work will include the following:

  • Paving, Installation of milled rumble strips in the centerline and along the shoulder of Highway 19, and upgrading guardrails, pavement signing, and markings (including reflector work).

  • Installation of milled rumble strips and guardrails, pavement signing, and markings will happen at a later date following the completion of repaving work.

Motorists who use Highway 19 between Kamuela, Honoka'a, Pa'auilo, Laupāhoehoe, and Hilo are to anticipate delays while traveling in the area during work hours.

All road work will be weather permitting.

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