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Traffic signals and stop signs are considered emergency repairs. Please call 961-8341 between 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. After hours, please report to Police at 935-3311.


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Road Alerts



HĀMĀKUA, December 9, 2016 - The County Highway Maintenance Division announces the closure of Laupāhoehoe Point Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016, weather conditions permitting.

This closure is necessary to complete road maintenance work, including the removal of hazardous rocks from the embankment in a timely manner; and for the safety of the workers and the traveling public. Only local traffic will be allowed access. 

Special off-duty police officers will be posted in the work area to facilitate traffic moment.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding. 

If there are any questions or concerns, please call the Hamakua Baseyard at 775-7500 / 937-1636.


Komohana St. Reconstruction Project Update - Nov. 28, 2016

The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works and its contractor Yamada and Sons, Inc. is continuing reconstruction work on the Komohana Street roadway and is currently proceeding from Punahele Street towards Waiānuenue Avenue.

The Contractor’s working hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  According to the Contractor, they will be completing the roadway reconstruction work (excavation, sub base, paving) by the end of the year.  The subcontract work (traffic signals, striping, signage, guardrail adjustments) will follow thereafter with total project completion by early 2017.  The Contractor can be contacted for any additional questions regarding their schedule and timelines.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to drive with caution as heavy vehicles and machinery will be in the work zone.  Alternate lane closures will be in effect and at a minimum, one lane of travel in each direction will be provided at all times through the construction area for the duration of the project.

Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If there are any questions or concerns, please call Yamada and Sons, Inc. at (808) 933-8434