Construction on Henry Street to start next week

  • The county’s Public Works Highways Division will be installing a left-turn pocket on Henry Street at that road’s intersection with Palani Road starting Tuesday. (Department of Public Works/Courtesy map)

KAILUA-KONA — The county’s Public Works Highways Division will be installing a left-turn pocket on Henry Street at that road’s intersection with Palani Road starting next week.

Work is expected to take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. starting Tuesday. It’s expected to be completed by Feb. 27, conditions permitting. No work is scheduled on the weekend.

Work will include removing the center median at the approach and paving over that area before the installation of a new left-turn pocket leading west, or makai, onto Palani Road.

Motorists should expect delays and drive with caution because heavy vehicles will be in the area. Travel in both directions will be provided and special off-duty police officers will be posted in the area.

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  1. Buds4All February 8, 2018 8:16 am Reply

    @ a cost of 3M to rise to the cost of 12M due to a Heiau previously paved over. Also “It’s expected to be completed by Feb. 27, conditions permitting.” They did not mention what year? I wonder if it is the same construction crew doing the expansion road to the Airport?


  2. Cedrick Ondra February 8, 2018 5:45 pm Reply

    Is this even neccesary? Sure, there are a lot of places out here that could use better designed intersections, but traffic turning left from Henry onto Palani is usually not much at all. And with the light cycle the way it is, a left turn lane is unneccesary. In my opinion, this is just a complete waste of money.


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