Stop and go: Construction project underway at Queen K Highway, Kawaihae Road intersection following delays

A line of cars traveling north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway back up for almost a mile early Thursday afternoon before reaching the Kawaihae Road intersection. A fire in Waikoloa Village had closed portions of Highway 190, diverting some traffic to this alternative route. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

KAWAIHAE — Initial work began March 14 on a $1,514,153 project to improve the Queen Kaahumanu Highway at Kawaihae Road intersection.