Makapuu Work Reset For Nights
Construction hours have been revised for the state Department of Transportation’s $7.8 million project to repair the retaining wall on Kalanianaole Highway.
The new schedule will focus the majority of work during nighttime hours ( 9: 30 p. m. to 5: 30 a. m.), keeping lanes open during the day. However, if it is necessary for the contractor to prompt a lane closure during the day, a notice will be issued two weeks beforehand, and contraflows will be used.
Modified night work, involving the full closure of the highway between the upper Makapuu Lookout parking lot and the Makapuu Beach Park parking entrance, will last until Friday ( Dec. 4), followed by a holiday break.
Motorists traveling between Hawaii Kai and Waimanalo during construction hours are advised to use Pali Highway as an alternate route. Work will resume in January and should be finished at the end of 2010.
At a recent town meeting conducted by DOT officials, concerned Waimanalo residents said the lane closures would affect area businesses during the time of construction.
For more information, visit the state Web site at www.hawaii.gov/dot/makapuu.