Portion of Kawaihau Road to temporarily close for repairs
A portion of Kawaihau Road will be closed from Jan. 3-7, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The periodic one-lane closure and road narrowing on Kawaihau Road is necessary for clearing and grubbing, roadway excavation, and sidewalk construction.
Motorists are advised to expect brief and occasional delays. Please exercise caution and drive slowly when commuting through the work area.
Construction for the peanut-shaped roundabout is expected to be completed within the week. Motorists are advised to drive cautiously, as the traffic pattern may have changed.
In addition to the roundabout, the project aims to construct 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 project 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 Junard Mata of Grace Pacific, LLC. at 808-694-9784.