Traffic pattern change during work hours on Honoapiilani Highway between Kuihelani Highway and Waiko Road

Posted on Apr 7, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is providing notice of a detour traffic pattern on Honoapiilani Highway between Kuihelani Highway and Waiko Road in Waikapu. Beginning Wednesday, April 8, northbound traffic will be detoured to Kuihelani Highway during work hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southbound traffic will remain on Honoapiilani Highway.

This detour and increased work hours are to support road reconstruction for the project, Honoapiilani Highway Resurfacing, Keanu Street to Kuihelani Highway. Traffic counts since the Statewide Stay-at-Home order began indicates that traffic volumes on this route have reduced by 45-percent. The detour and extended work hours are expected to reduce the length of time needed for the repaving by 40-percent.

Motorists with essential business are asked to follow the directions of the police officers at the intersections and to allow additional time to pass through the area.

The detour will increase safety at the job site and improve efficiency of material delivery.  After the workday is over, all lanes will be opened and operate as normal. HDOT will monitor the job site and adjust as necessary.

A map of the detour is available here.

The detour will extend to Kuikahi Drive later in the month. A map of this detour is available here.