Tree trimming work on Kaumualiʻi Highway continues in Kalāheo, on Monday, July 31

Posted on Jul 28, 2023 in Highways News, Main, News

KALĀHEO – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is notifying Kauaʻi motorists of upcoming closures on Kaumualiʻi Highway (Route 50) beginning the week of Monday, July 31 for tree trimming work.    

This will be a lane shift in the westbound direction, in the vicinity of Puʻuwai Road and Lauoho Road on Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4 from 8:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. for tree trimming maintenance. Both lanes will remain open for motorists to travel through the work area.   

Crews will require intermittent full closures of Kaumualiʻi Highway to cut down and remove dangerous branches that hang over the roadway. Traffic will be stopped for a maximum of five minutes at a time. Flaggers will be on site to assist 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 expect delays and proceed with caution through the work area. Electronic message boards will be in place to notify motorists of closure information.  

Please note all roadwork is weatherpermitting. For Kauaʻi weekly road closure information visit:  

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