Completion of Mākaha Bridge Replacement Project Nos. 3 and 3A delayed to June 2024

Posted on May 30, 2024 in Highways Posts, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) updates its previous release stating that the Mākaha Bridge Replacement Project No. 3 and 3A would be substantially completed at the end of May. Due to necessary adjustments to drainage between the bridges and availability of materials for the slope wall at Bridge No. 3, the estimated completion date for this project has been moved to mid-June 2024.  

All continued work on the Mākaha Bridge No. 3 and 3A Replacement Project will be daytime work with a single lane closure in the direction of work, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Remaining work includes assembling the bus shelter, pouring concrete for the sidewalk adjacent to the bus shelter, installation of zone guard barriers and end treatments along approach slabs, construction of an access road, and landscaping.   

Traffic in both directions will be maintained through the remaining open lane using alternating traffic control contraflow. Flaggers and special duty police officers will be on-site to assist with traffic control and safety procedures. Access to Mākaha Beach Park, Kea‘au Beach Park, Mākua Beach Park and Keawa‘ula Beach/Yokohama Bay will be available during the closure. 

First responders have been notified and will have prioritized access through the work zone. In the event of a red-flag warning, or natural disaster warning during closure hours, HDOT will implement safety measures to protect the public, such as suspending work to ensure full capacity for evacuations.   

For project information and a map of the work area, please click here: -bridge-replacement-project-no-3-and-no-3a/   

Motorists are advised to plan accordingly, allow for extra travel time to get to their destinations and proceed with caution through any work areas. 

Electronic message boards will be posted with closure information. Please note all work is weather permitting. The final completion date of this project is subject to change per these conditions. 

HDOT apologizes for the continued disruption to the community and thanks the public for its patience as we work to maintain safe facilities.