Additional lane closures scheduled as Kapa‘a roundabout construction continues
Additional lane closures are scheduled this week for three Kapa‘a roadways as construction of a new roundabout continues.
Portions of Mailihuna Road, Hau‘a‘ala Road and Kawaihau Road will be closed and detours will be in place from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24-28. The intersection of the three roadways will experience temporary traffic shifts. Temporary traffic control plans will be in place as construction of the new roundabout continues.
Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather and other factors.
Throughout the next several weeks, traffic control configurations around the intersection will change as construction progresses. Various sections of the roundabout will require closing, and the detour 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.
No road work will occur during peak traffic times for school drop off and pick up.
The goal of the project is to improve safety at the five-way intersection of the three roadways. St. Catherine’s School/Church, Kapaʻa High School, Kapaʻa Elementary School, Mahelona Hospital and Gore Park are all near the intersection.
The project includes construction of a peanut-shaped roundabout, sidewalks, paved shoulders and various other roadway improvements. The roundabout is estimated to be finished in November. The project as a whole should be finished by July 2023.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Braeden Armstrong with contractor Grace Pacific LLC. at 808-354-7651.