Kawailani Street road closure extended

Two additional nights needed to remove utility poles

Release Date: 7/17/2018

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HILO, July 17, 2018 – Hawaii Electric Light announces that the closure of a portion of Kawailani Street in Hilo will be extended by two nights to allow crews to safely remove utility poles. The road will be closed for construction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. between July 16 to July 20 and again on July 24 and July 26. 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