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Mo­torists in the Ewa area, be ad­vised: The in­ter­sec­tion at Kapolei Park­way and Kolowaka Drive was changed March 19 from a two-way stop to a four-way stop con­trol.

In place will be warn­ing signs and de­vices de­signed to re­in­force driver aware­ness that all ve­hi­cles must come to a com­plete stop be­fore pro­ceed­ing through the in­ter­sec­tion. Pre­vi­ously, only cars trav­el­ing on Kolowaka Drive were re­quired to stop.

The four-way stop is an in­terim mea­sure for a traf­fic sig­nal that will be in­stalled at the in­ter­sec­tion within the next two to three months. The sig­nal is be­ing put in by Gen­try Homes as part of a zon­ing re­quire­ment.

The in­ter­sec­tion change was trig­gered by the re­cent open­ing of Kualaka‘ i Park­way (for­merly North-South Road) and the con­nec­tion of Kapolei Park­way be­tween Ren­ton Road and Kualaka‘i Park­way, which led to con­tin­u­ous routes be­tween Papipi Road in Ewa Beach to the H-1 Free­way and to Fort Bar­rette Road in Kapolei.

• Waipahu eater­ies Poke Stop and High­way Inn may be among the restau­rants fea- tured on the pop­u­lar Food Net­work show Din­ers, Drive-Ins and Dives next month. Host Guy Fieri vis­ited Oahu last Oc­to­ber to pro­duce seg­ments for the filmed-in-Hawaii episode, but a broad­cast date had not been an­nounced. In ad­di­tion to Poke Stop and High­way Inn, Fieri vis­ited Nico’s at Pier 38, Hank’s Haute Dogs in Kakaako and Rain­bow Drive-In near Waikiki. Pro­duc­ers, how­ever, are still keep­ing mum on which restau­rants will be shown.

See if your fa­vorite spot made the cut when the show airs at 4 p.m. April 5.

• Hawaii DeBar­tolo, LLC has se­lected Nordic PCL as the gen­eral con­trac­tor for Phase I of Ka Makana Ali‘i, a 1.5-mil­lion-square-foot, mixed-use shop­ping cen­ter in Kapolei.

Lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Kapolei Park­way and Kualaka‘i Park­way, the neigh­bor­hood con­ve­nience cen­ter will house re­tail stores, ho­tels, of­fice build­ings and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment fea­tures. Land for the project is be­ing leased from the state Depart­ment of Hawai­ian Home Lands. Construction is ex­pected to start in 12 to 18 months.

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