Traffic Changes Occur as Queen K Project Continues

As work continues on the second phase of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project a new road will open for access to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

Department of Transportation officials say that access to the Hawai`i Ocean Science and Technology Park from the north bound Queen Kaahumanu Highway will available via the new fourth leg of the Kaiminani Drive intersection thanks to the opening of the NELHA Frontage Road on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The addition of a left turn signal at the Kaiminani Drive intersection will also be in place.

Left turns onto Makako Bay Drive from the northbound Queen Kaahumanu Highway and the left turn movement from Makako Bay Drive onto northbound Queen Kaahumanu Highway will continue to be prohibited following the traffic shift on Aug. 23 and will be restricted for the foreseeable future.

In addition, DOT is reminding the public that the existing Mauka portion of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Keahole Airport Road and Hulikoa Drive was closed following the traffic shift and all two-way traffic (vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle) between Hina Lani Street and a point north of Keahole Airport Road is now routed to the new Makai portion of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway.