Road work, specifically the construction of a new roundabout, will again require portions of several roadways in Kapa‘a to be temporarily closed.
Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. from Sept. 12-17. The intersection of the three roadways also will experience temporary traffic shifts, and temporary traffic control plans will be in place as construction continues.
No road work will occur during peak traffic times for school drop off and pick up. Dates and times of construction and road closures are subject to change depending on weather and other factors.
Motorists are advised that during the next several weeks, the traffic control configurations around the Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road and Kawaihau Road intersection will change as construction progresses. Various sections of the roundabout will require closing and detours routes will vary.
The public is urged to exercise caution and drive slowly through the marked detour areas.
The construction project aims to build a peanut-shaped roundabout, sidewalks, paved shoulders and various other roadway improvements to improve safety and travel through the five-way intersection of these three roads. St. Catherine’s School and church, Kapaʻa High School, Kapaʻa Elementary School, Mahelona Hospital and Gore Park are all in within the area.
The roundabout portion of the project is expected to be finished in November. The entire project is estimated to be completed in July 2023.
Any questions or concerns about the project or road closures and detours can be directed to Braeden Armstrong with Grace Pacific LLC. at 808-354-7651.