Motorists Advised of Hilo Modified Traffic Routes, Road Closures

On Monday, November 13th, resurfacing work on Waiānuenue Ave. will start from Kamehameha Ave. intersection and proceed to Ka‘iulani St.  Motorists heading in the mauka direction from Kamehameha Ave. to Kino‘ole St. will be redirected to Wailuku Dr., as a one-way travel pattern on Waiānuenue Ave. in the makai direction will be in effect.  Motorists are advised to drive with caution as emergency response vehicles will be allowed to travel in both directions through the work zone at all times.

Travel lanes from Keawe St. to Wailuku Dr. will remain open.

The one-way travel restriction will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and travel in both directions will be restored at the end of the workday.  Normal traffic patterns in this area will be restored once the project has proceeded past the Kino‘ole St. and Waiānuenue Ave. intersection.

Special off-duty police officers will be in the area to facilitate traffic movement during the lane closures and lane shifts.  Motorists are advised to expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Barett Otani, Information and Education Specialist at 961-8787.