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Makai lanes on Kamehameha Avenue will close tomorrow


The Pauahi Street/Kamehameha Avenue intersection will be modified.  The left turn pocket on Kamehameha Avenue will lengthen to permit the flow of Hilo-bound traffic.  The center island on Kamehameha will also be modified to accommodate the radius of trucks turning on to Bayfront.

Pedestrians should use the sidewalks on the mauka side of Kamehameha Avenue.

During construction, please expect traffic delays and provide extra time to travel through the work zone.  Businesses along Kamehameha Avenue and in Downtown Hilo are open as usual.

The Department of Public Works began reconstructing the four-lane roadway, on March 3, 2014.  Estimated completion is mid-2015.  For project details go to

 The Federal Highway Administration is paying eighty (80) percent of the $13 million estimated cost and the County the remaining twenty (20) percent.