DOT presents schedule for Queen Ok Visitors – Large Island now


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Weekday site visitors on the Queen Ka & # 39; ahumanu Freeway north of Kailua-Kona will proceed into the New Yr.

The Hawaii Division of Transportation is engaged in a repaving undertaking alongside an roughly 2.5 mile stretch of freeway between mile markers 90.08 and 92.44. Chilly planing, that’s, the elimination of present asphalt, is concerned in building work.

"It is a stand-alone preservation / upkeep undertaking," mentioned DOT spokesperson Tim Sakahara. "This part was the final part with the unique 1970s sidewalk, as different sections of the Queen Ka & # 39; ahumanu Expressway have been repaved in recent times."

Development is predicted to be accomplished in about three weeks, with Sakahara citing "mid-January" as an anticipated finish date.

The deliberate building hours for the freeway undertaking are typically Monday by means of Friday, eight:30 a.m. to three p.m., making the Large Islanders' morning commute the most definitely to be affected by site visitors.

Nonetheless, Sakahara mentioned the supply of asphalt or the occasional gear concern within the area has resulted in prolonged shutdown hours into the afternoon, which explains the site visitors from finish of the day that many West Hawaiians have skilled.

"That is vital to verify the highway is match to trip after the day's work is finished," Sakahara continued.

The highway works deliberate for the principle roads of the Large Island could be seen on-line. Frequent commuters can verify the DOT closure lists at and use instruments to estimate journey occasions reminiscent of Waze or Google Maps.

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Journey time knowledge can be accessible on-line for highway sections between state indicators. This hyperlink doesn’t cowl the Queen Ka & # 39; ahumanu Expressway within the repaving space, however reveals the share of regular time required to commute south of Ellison Onizuka Kona Worldwide Airport.


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