Kaupakalua Weekend Road Closures Begin Nov. 23

November 15, 2019, 10:55 AM HST · Updated November 15, 3:48 PM
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Update: 3:47 p.m. 11.15.19

Because of a weather forecast of possible thunder showers this weekend, Kaupakalua Road will not be closed for road pavement reconstruction work beginning Saturday. Earlier today, the Department of Public Works announced a planned road closure, weather permitting.

Traffic message boards will be updated to show Kaupakalua Road work is expected to begin the weekend of Nov. 23 to 24, 2019.

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Road pavement reconstruction of Kaupakalua Road begins this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 16, weather permitting.

Preparatory work for the nearly $4.8 million project has been ongoing for three months, but road repairs that will require total road closures on weekends will begin Saturday and continue for approximately five months.

Electronic sign boards were installed on the Kokomo Road and East Kuiaha Road ends of the reconstruction work portion of Kaupakalua Road.

The Department of Public Works made the announcement saying saying motorists should expect traffic disruptions. Off-duty Maui police officers will direct drivers to detours around work areas. Access to residential areas will be allowed to residents only.

Contractor Hi Built LLC will determine by mid-day on Fridays whether work will proceed over the weekend. Road closures will be in effect from Saturday morning through Sunday evening.

Reconstruction work involves removal of existing pavement down to the gravel sub-base, installing reinforced asphalt concrete pavement, adjusting manholes and valves and removing and/or replacing old guardrails, signs and posts.

Kaupakalua. File photo by Wendy Osher.

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