Road work on Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 19) between the intersections of Iokua Place and Pu'u Nani Drive in Kamuela will be reduced one lane of travel beginning Sunday, March 29th, 2020.
Published By: HIRSC Team - Hawaii Island (Kamuela) Section
From the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works (DPW):
As part of the ongoing road improvements to Māmalahoa Highway in Waimea, the Hawaii County Department of Public Works Engineering Division announces that traffic will be reduced to one alternating lane of travel between the intersections of Iokua Place and Pū’u Nani Drive starting Sunday March 29, at 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Sunday April 5. The one lane of alternating travel will be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Crews will be reconstructing the intersection of Pū’u Nani Drive and Māmalahoa Highway. In order to expedite the work at the intersection, the contractor will be working around the clock to shorten the construction time at the intersection and to minimize the impact to the community. Residents of Pū’u Nani Drive will have right-in / right-out access throughout construction and are advised to allow for additional travel time in commutes and prepared to traverse over gravel roadways.
Hilo-bound traffic on Māmalahoa Highway will be transitioned to the newly constructed roadway on the mauka side of the highway. For safety concerns, motorists will temporarily have no access to Pū’u Nani Drive and Iokua Place until April 5.
Waimea-bound traffic will continue in the same configuration that has been present since early January 2020. Upon completion of the work, the new configuration will remain in effect for Hilo- and Waimea-bound traffic with both directions having full access to Iokua Place and Pū’u Nani Drive.
All motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians using Māmalahoa Highway from Iokua Place intersection to Pū’u Nani Drive intersection should plan for and expect delays during the alternating lane travel.
The Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.
If there are any questions or concerns, please call the Brandon Adams at Goodfellow Brothers Inc. at (808) 887-6511.