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Road Closures Scheduled in Kapaʻa Starting Next Week

Posted August 25, 2022, 7:05 AM HST

Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed starting Aug. 29 till Sept. 2 for various road and area improvements.

The closure will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The intersection of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will experience temporary traffic shifts, and temporary traffic control plans will be in place. These closures are necessary for clear and grubbing work, roadway excavation, and sidewalk construction.

No road work will occur during the peak traffic times for school drop-off and pick-up. Additional detour details can be found in the attached figure.

Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time when driving near the work area and follow all construction traffic controls. Please exercise caution and drive slowly when commuting through the work area.

The project aims to construct a peanut-shaped roundabout, sidewalks, paved shoulders, and various other roadway improvements to help improve the safety and operations of the 5-way intersection of these three roads and for people using multiple modes to travel efficiently and safely through Kawaihau Road, Hauʻaʻala Road, and Mailihuna Road located in Kapaʻa. This area contains St. Catherine’s School/Church, Kapaʻa High School, Kapaʻa Elementary School, Mahelona Hospital, and Gore Park.

The roundabout portion of the project has an estimated completion date of November 2022. The project as a whole has an estimated completion date of July 2023.

Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather and other factors. For questions or concerns, call Braeden Armstrong of Grace Pacific, LLC. at 808-354-7651.

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