Left Turn Removal From E Welakahao Rd to Pi‘ilani Hwy

July 30, 2018, 7:47 AM HST · Updated July 30, 9:31 AM
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The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to the intersection of Piʻilani Highway and East Welakahao Road in Kīhei to improve safety and minimize vehicular conflicts.

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will make safety improvements to the intersection of Piʻilani Highway and East Welakahao Road in Kīhei to improve safety and minimize vehicular conflicts.

The changes come following a deadly motor vehicle accident that occurred earlier this month on July 20, 2018.

The intersection will be restriped to remove the left turn from East Welakahao Road to northbound Piʻilani Highway.

The striping will require the closure of a left lane on Piilani Highway in both directions in the vicinity of East Welakahao Road. Beginning today (July 30, 2018), the left turning lane on East Welakahao Road will be permanently closed, and motorists will only be able to turn right from East Welakahao Road to southbound Piʻilani Highway.

E Welakahao at Piʻilani Hwy. PC: Leilani Zerkle.

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The closures will occur on Monday, July 30, 2018 through Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; however, the left turn will be removed and the new traffic configuration will be completed during Monday’s work.

Following the striping modifications, motorists wishing to access northbound Piʻilani Highway may do so via East Līpoa Street where the intersection is signalized. HDOT will evaluate the impact to the highway and surrounding roads.

HDOT reminds motorists to plan ahead for delays and to use caution when driving through the work area. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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