Road work scheduled in Kapa‘a starting this weekend
A portion of Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will be closed on Feb. 11, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Feb. 11, Kawaihau Road and Pelehu Road will experience a one lane-closure and detours. The closure and detours for Pelehu Road and Kawaihau Road are necessary for clearing and grubbing, roadway excavation, sidewalk construction, and roadway construction.
Kawaihau Road will experience temporary traffic shifts and road narrowing. Pelehu Road will be closed from Kawaihau Road to Nunu Road, with traffic being limited to residents in the closed roadway area. “Local traffic only” signs will be installed to inform motorists. Pelehu Road and its intersection with Kawaihau Riad will then be open to the public after the work is complete.
No work will occur on Sunday, Feb. 12.
From Feb. 13 to Feb. 17, a portion of Kawaihau Road will experience periodic one-lane closures and road narrowing. The closure of 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.
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 project has an estimated completion date of October 2023.
Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather and other factors.
For questions or concerns, contact Junard Mata of Grace Pacific, LLC. at 808-694-9784.