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Lane Closures for Sections of Kapa‘a on Oct. 3-8

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Map Courtesy: Kauaʻi County Department of Public Works

Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road, and Kawaihau Road in Kapaʻa will be closed on Oct. 3 to Oct. 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for continuing construction of a roundabout.

The intersection of those three roads will experience temporary traffic shifts, and temporary traffic control plans will be in place.  No road work will occur during the peak traffic times for school drop-off and pick up, according to the Kauaʻi County Department of Public Works and contractor Grace Pacific.

Over the next several weeks, traffics control configurations around that 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.

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Crews are building a peanut-shaped roundabout, sidewalks, paved shoulders and other roadway improvements to upgrade the safety and operations of the 5-way intersection for people using multiple modes of transportation. 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 is expected to be completed in November 2022. The entire project has an estimated completion date of July 2023.

Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather and other factors.

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For more information, contact Braeden Armstrong of Grace Pacific at 808-354-7651.

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