Revised: Kaumualiʻi Highway intersections project to continue March 20 – April 3
The Kaumualiʻi Highway Intersections Improvements project will continue the week of March 20 on Kaumualiʻi Highway (Route 50) on Kauaʻi, the Hawai’i Department of Transportation said.
Hawaiian Telcom crews will be relocating utility poles along Kaumualiʻi Highway in preparation for safety improvements at the highway’s intersections with Kuli Road and Lauoho Road.
The intersection improvements will increase safety through construction of the left-turn pockets. This will give drivers turning onto Kuli Road and Lauoho Road from Kaumualiʻi Highway more time to judge when it is safe to make the left turns at these intersections.
To create these turn pockets, the Department of Transportation must construct retaining walls, widen Kaumualiʻi Highway between the two intersections, and improve existing road features such as drainage, guardrails and pavement markings.
The estimated completion date for the work, weather permitting, is late Summer 2023.
The utility relocations will require a single lane closure of the eastbound lane on Kaumualiʻi Highway from March 20 through March 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the vicinity of Kōloa Road and Hokua Road. During closure hours, alternating traffic will be contraflowed through the westbound lane.
The evening of April 3, there will be a single-lane closure in the eastbound direction of the same work area, in the vicinity of Kōloa Road and Hokua Road, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. for restriping of the newly widened highway.
Work will not be done on weekends and the upcoming Prince Kūhiō Day holiday on March 27.
Motorists are advised to utilize alternate routes, if possible. Expect delays and proceed with caution through the work area. Electronic message boards will be in place to notify motorists of closure information.
Please note all roadwork is weather permitting. For Kauaʻi weekly road closure information visit: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/kauai/