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Lane shift on Kalanianaole Avenue for underground utilities installation March 21 – April 22

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 in Highways News, Main, News

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Keaukaha motorists of utility work to install underground cable between March 21 and April 22, 2022, on Kalanianaole Avenue. Work will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday for a month, weather permitting.

The utility work is needed for fiberoptic connectivity. The work zone begins at the Hawaiian Telcom roundabout pullbox when leaving the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue (Route 19) and Kanoelehua Avenue (Route 11) and ends within the portion of Kalanianaole Avenue previously closed for the Kalanianaole Avenue Improvements.

There will not be additional lane closures or lengthening of the existing closure for the installation. The plan is to shift traffic at the pullbox location to an adjacent lane so motorists can skirt the work zone and maneuver to enter the roundabout safely.

In addition, HDOT anticipates the start of a paving project between Kauhane Avenue to approximately 300 feet west of Silva Street the first two weeks of April. This will be night work and we will update the public on the schedule as that date nears.

HDOT advises motorists to drive with caution by following work zone signage and coning. All work is weather permitting.