DOT News Release: DUE TO REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC KEAAU PAHOA ROAD (HIGHWAY 130) CONTRAFLOW WILL OPEN FOR WINTER BREAK

Posted on Dec 24, 2019 in Latest News

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will open the AM northbound contraflow on Keaau Pahoa Road (Route 130) between Shower Drive and Kaloli Drive Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 3, except for weekends and the observed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

Last week, HDOT announced that the Highway 130 contraflow would not open during the winter break as the contraflow is designed to alleviate the morning rush hour traffic that occurs when school is in session. However, due to observed travel times and numerous requests received Monday, Dec. 23, it was decided to open the Highway 130 contraflow.

The contraflow operates between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Travel time data taken since the contraflow began on Monday, August 26, 2019, shows an 83-percent time savings through the contraflow area, from an average 11 minutes, 48 seconds pre-contraflow to an average 2 minutes after the contraflow operations began.

HDOT thanks the traveling public for their patience as we work to maintain and operate the state roadways that connect our communities. Community members can sign up for HDOT announcements at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/hidot/subscriber/new or view updates on our social media accounts https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/ and https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii