DOT NEWS RELEASE: FULL CLOSURE OF MAILIHUNA ROAD FOR KAPAA STREAM BRIDGE PROJECT BEGINS JUNE 1

Posted on May 28, 2021 in Latest News, Newsroom

HANAPEPE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Kauai motorists of a full closure of Mailihuna Road between Kuhio Highway and Silva Road starting Tuesday, June 1, as part of the Kapaa Stream Bridge project.

The full closure is to perform the final grading and asphalt paving of the roundabout and new roadway from the bridge and will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 through June 11. Electronic message boards informing the public of the upcoming closure were set up near entry points to the work zone last week.

Local residential traffic access will be detoured to Kawaihau Road and Hauaala Road. Traffic control flaggers will be stationed where Kawaihau Road and Hauaala Road intersect Kuhio Highway from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the first three days of the closure to help mitigate any congestion caused by the work. During that time, traffic flow will be monitored and any subsequent scheduling modifications for flaggers will be made as necessary.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and drive with care when traveling through the work area. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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