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Tree trimming work continues on Kaumualiʻi Highway in Kalāheo Aug. 7

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Motorists are advised to utilize alternate routes, expect delays and proceed with caution through the work area. (File photo of tree trimming)

Roadwork will be taking place on Kaumualiʻi Highway (Route 50) beginning the week of Aug. 7 for tree trimming. The roadwork will require a lane shift and intermittent full closures of Kaumualiʻi Highway, in the vicinity of Kōloa Road and Kuli Road Aug. 7 through Aug. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Intermittent stoppages will last for a maximum of five minutes at a time, allowing crews to safely remove large branches over the roadway. Traffic will be shifted to the Makai side of the roadway and maintained in both directions, with flaggers at each end assisting with traffic control.

Work of this nature must be completed on a daytime schedule for safety of crews and motorists. Performing tree trimming work at night is dangerous due to the lighting and shadows causing poor sight conditions.


Motorists are advised to utilize alternate routes, as needed; expect delays and proceed with caution through the work area. Electronic message boards will be in place to notify motorists of closure information.

According to the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, all roadwork is weather-permitting. For Kauaʻi weekly road closure information visit: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/kauai/

To sign up for road closure alerts and other Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation news, visit: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/hidot/subscriber/new


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