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Work on Kona roads continues through June

Work on Kona roads continues through June

MEDIA RELEASE The following roadwork will continue through mid-June in Kona: * Repairs to damage from the 2006 earthquake at mile markers 8.9 and 4.4 are nearing completion. Isemoto Contracting Company Ltd will conduct resurfacing work June 4-14 along Mamalahoa Highway in Holualoa. Roadwork is between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. […]

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Meeting on Kapiolani St. extension (June 6)

Meeting on Kapiolani St. extension (June 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Works is conducting a public information meeting Wednesday, June 6 at the Aupuni Center Conference room, 101 Pauahi Street, Hilo to gather comments for a draft Environmental Assessment. The assessment examines a proposed extension of Hilo’s Kapiolani Street that will connect between Lanikaula Street and Mohouli Street. Displays of […]

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No building permits Feb. 27 or Feb. 29

No building permits Feb. 27 or Feb. 29

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Public Works Building Division staff will be trained on a new permit software system Feb. 27-March 1. Offices will remain open, and staff will be available; however, permit applications intake will be suspended Feb. 27 and Feb. 29. Closure Details: Kona, West Hawaii Civic Center 7:45 a.m.-noon Monday, Feb. […]

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Ka‘u design concept charrette (Dec. 19-20)

Ka‘u design concept charrette (Dec. 19-20)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Works is holding a design concept charrette Monday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20 for the Ka‘u District Gym and Shelter. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the design of the facility with the project team. At the Nov. 15 meeting, residents shared their ideas, offered suggestions, […]

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County redesigns flood awareness, education and road work sites

County redesigns flood awareness, education and road work sites

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Works has launched two redesigned websites for Flood Awareness, Education and Roadwork information: http://dpw.co.hawaii.hi.us/flood http://dpw.co.hawaii.hi.us/traffic The new design incorporates improved navigation, enhanced functionality, and addresses Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessibility requirements to make the site easier to use by first-time visitors and those with disabilities, as well as […]

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County, Kamaaina Pumping sign new contract

County, Kamaaina Pumping sign new contract

MEDIA RELEASE The county has finalized a new contract with Kamaaina Pumping Inc. to have the firm resume cleaning drywells and culverts islandwide. The company’s bid price per unit for the new contract is approximately half the price Kamaaina Pumping was paid to do the same work last year. That means the county has an […]

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HELCO work closing Palani overnight (Dec. 14)

HELCO work closing Palani overnight (Dec. 14)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Co., (HELCO) is scheduled to close Palani Road overnight  Monday, Dec. 14 and transfer existing transmission lines between Kealakaa to Laimana Street. Palani Road will be closed between Kealakaa and Palihiolo from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists traveling makai on Palani will detour on to Uluaoa to Kealakaa and […]

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Traffic flow changes Sept. 14 on Palani

Traffic flow changes Sept. 14 on Palani

MEDIA RELEASE Traffic on Kealakaa Street in North Kona will be rerouted starting Monday, Sept. 14, for the last phase of roadwork on Palani Road.  Kealakaa Street will be closed at the Palani Road intersection, and motorists will use the Kealakaa Street Extension at the intersection of Palani Road and Palihiolo Street. Off duty officers […]

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Street lights and pot holes

MEDIA RELEASE The Traffic Division of the county Department of Public Works manages 9,308 street lights islandwide. Each is operated by light-sensing cells, and a percentage are regularly in need of repair or maintenance. Two things can happen with the street lights. Bulbs may burn out, which means the light will not activate at dusk, […]

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County road works in the works

MEDIA RELEASE County crews are working on several projects across the island:  * A new left turn on to Lindsey Road in Waimea – Resurfacing and marking for a new left turn lane on Mamalahoa Highway fronting Waimea Elementary School to improve the flow of traffic began Tuesday, Dec. 30. The existing walkway on Mamalahoa […]

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