Kauai News

Lane Closures Scheduled in Kapa‘a Starting Next Week

Posted September 22, 2022, 11:58 AM HST

Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road will be closed from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to county officials, 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 as construction of the new roundabout continues. No road work will occur during the peak traffic times for school drop-off and pick up.

Over the next several weeks, traffics control configurations around the Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road intersection will be changing as construction progresses. Various sections of the roundabout will require closing, and the detours routes will vary through each phase of construction. The public is urged to exercise caution and drive slowly through the marked detour areas, particularly through Kolohala Road.

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, Hau‘a‘ala 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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