KAPA‘A — About 20 people attended the blessing for the Kawaihau-Hau‘a‘ala-Mailihuna Complete Streets Project in Kapa‘a on Friday.
“Mahalo to Grace Pacific, the Department of Public Works and our community for helping to make this project come to fruition,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said in a release.
“I have walked this area countless times with my daughter Hailee when she attended Kapa‘a Elementary School. This improvement will help to slow vehicles down, keep traffic flowing smoothly, avoid confusion amongst drivers, and will increase the overall safety of this area,” Kawakami said.
In addition to realigning the five-way intersection of the three roads, safety improvements include new concrete sidewalks fronting Kapa‘a Elementary, Kapa‘a High and St. Catherine schools, new bus shelters and flashing beacons at crosswalks.
The first phase of construction for the project begins Monday, Oct. 11, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, the county DPW and Grace Pacific, LLC announced.
The scope of work consists of grading, demolition, installation of devices to prevent construction runoff from getting into streams, drain line, waterline and sidewalk construction in the vicinity of the Hau‘a‘ala, Kolohala, Mailihuna and Kawaihau roads intersections. This phase of the project is expected to be completed by Jan. 30, 2022.
Lane closures are scheduled for this phase of work on Mailihuna Road.
Anyone with questions or concerns should contact Marie Poynter of Grace Pacific 808-699-4654.
Other roadwork planned this week follows.
• Single-lane closure of Halewili Road in both directions between mile markers 1 and 3.8, Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Partial lane closures on multiple sections of Koloa and Maluhia roads from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., for punch-list items and striping operations.
• Shoulder closure and narrowed lanes of Kuhio Highway southbound between mile markers 5.7 and 6.6, in the vicinity of Leho Drive and the Kapaa bypass road, from Saturday, Oct. 9 to Friday, Oct. 15, 24 hours a day until further notice, for road and shoulder work.
• Right-shoulder closure of Kuhio Highway in both directions between mile markers 11.8 and 13, Kukuihale Road and Kamalomaloo Stream, on Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, 24 hours a day, for shoulder work.
• Right-lane closure of Kuhio Highway in both directions between Kealia Road and S. Koolau Road, Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for landscape-maintenance and guardrail work.
• Single-lane closure of Kuhio Highway in both directions between mile markers 19 and 21.6, Wailapa Road and Kapuna Road, Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for reconstruction and resurfacing work.
• Right-lane closure of Kuhio Highway in both directions between Kahiliholo Road and the Kalihiwai bridge, Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for landscape-maintenance and guardrail work.
• Single-lane closure of Kuhio Highway in both directions between mile markers 0.0 and 1.3, start of Route 560 and Ohiki Road, from Monday through Friday, Oct. 11 to 15, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for the Hanalei Hill emergency project construction. There will be an alternating single-lane closure along Kuhio Highway between the Kolopua Apartments and Hanalei bridge during these work hours.
The schedule for Hanalei public access this week is: today, two lanes open all day; Monday to Saturday: midnight to 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., two lanes open; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., single-lane alternating traffic.