Roadwork on Honoapiilani Highway in Maalaea may result in detours and other traffic impacts

Posted on Jul 10, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is providing notice of possible delays on Honoapiilani Highway in Maalaea for the Honoapiilani Highway Resurfacing, Keanu Street to Kuihelani Highway project. Daytime and nighttime closures will be needed for the resurfacing, with day work beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and night work beginning Monday, July 20, 2020.


Day work – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (begins July 15)

Day work location is Honoapiilani Highway between Kuihelani Highway and North Kihei Road. Planned work involves lane shifts, lane closures, possible alternating traffic control (contraflow), and/or detours. When traffic is detoured to increase safety at the job site and improve efficiency of material delivery, northbound traffic heading toward Wailuku will be detoured to Kuihelani Highway while southbound traffic will remain on Honoapiilani Highway. A map of the detour is available here.

Night work – 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (begins July 20)

Night work location is Honoapiilani Highway between North Kihei Road and the road to Maalaea Boat Harbor. Planned work involves lane shifts, lane closures and possible alternating traffic control (contraflow).


The detour, increased work hours, and night work is expected to reduce the length of time needed for this resurfacing project by approximately 50-percent and will reduce the repaving from six weeks of roadwork down to three weeks.

All work is weather dependent. Motorists are asked to drive cautiously through the work zone, follow the directions of flagmen, and to allow additional time to pass through the area. Updates on planned road closures for state routes can be found at