The rural bridge in Ahualoa Homesteads will be closed next week while wooden timbers are replaced.
Residents and motorists in the area of Ahualoa Homesteads, mauka of Honoka‘a, are advised that the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Engineering Division is closing Keaakaukau Stream Bridge for repairs Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. through Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 4 p.m., weather permitting. The bridge will remain closed until repairs are completed.
Keaakaukau Stream Bridge is located on Kahana Drive roughly a quarter-mile to the east of its intersection with Old Māmalahoa Highway and about three miles mauka of Highway 19. The repair work, which will be performed by County of Hawai‘i maintenance crews, includes replacing the bridge’s timber elements, including railings, deckings, and stringers.
Although the bridge will be closed, there will be minimal impact to road traffic, as both directions of travel can access Kahana Drive to side streets that lead to Old Māmalahoa Highway and Highway 19.
There will be barricades on either side of the bridge with signage alerting motorists of the bridge closure.
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 DPW Engineering Division at (808) 961-8327.