Kawailani Street night work changed to July 23 and 25

Release Date: 7/21/2018

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HILO, July 21, 2018 – Hawaii Electric Light announces that a portion of Kawailani Street in Hilo will be closed for construction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 25. This date change will allow crews to safely complete the utility pole installation and removal project one day earlier. During this period, Kawailani Street between Kapualani Street and Naniakea Street will be open to local traffic only.

To reduce impacts to traffic, crews are working at night to install 12 new utility poles as part of the County of Hawaii's Kawailani Street Improvement Project. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes along Puainako Street and Haihai Street. Local residents are advised to drive with caution in the construction area. No power outages are expected while the work is being performed.

Hawaii Electric Light thanks the community for their patience and understanding. For questions or concerns or to report a power outage, please call (808) 969-6666.

Kawailani Street Road Closure