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Kaiminani Drive side streets closed for resurfacing (April 29-May 17)

MEDIA RELEASE

Motorists are advised of street closures and detours along Kaiminani Drive, in North Kona scheduled for Monday, April 29.

Closures and detours for the roadways listed are scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Detour signs will be posted along the streets directing motorists.

Residents on the side streets affected by the closure should have received flyers from the contractor, Jas W. Glover, with information about the detour route.

The traffic change is to allow road resurfacing and expected to last no later than May 17, 2013.

Scheduled street closures:

April 29-30

Ahiahi Street will be closed at Ka’iminani Drive affecting only southbound travel. Traffic will be rerouted to Awakea Street to Kaiminani Drive.

May 2

Oneone Street closure at Ka’iminani Drive will affect southbound travel. Traffic will be rerouted to Awakea Street to Holoholo Street to Kaiminani Drive

May 2-10

Keokeo Street closure will affect north and southbound travel.
The detour route for northbound travel will be Keokeo Street to Holu Street to Ahikawa Street to Aka Ula Street to Iliili Street to Kaiminani Drive. Southbound travel will be routed to Ihumoe Street to Iliili Street to Kaiminani Drive.

May 8-17

The Iliili Street closure will affect north and southbound travel.
Northbound motorists will use Iliili Street to Aka Ula Street to Ahikawa Street to Holu Street to Keokeo to Kaiminani Drive. The detour route for southbound travel is Ihumoe Street to Keokeo Street to Kaiminani Drive.

This federally funded project in North Kona starts 103 feet from the intersection with Highway 190 and ends at Ahiahi Street. Improvements will focus on roadway reconstruction, and drainage improvements that include six-foot shoulders, tie-ins to private driveways on Kaiminani, retaining walls and restriping of the roadway.

The $10 million improvement cost is shared with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) paying 80 percent and the county 20 percent.

Construction began in 2012 and scheduled for completion this year.

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