Portions of Rice Street to close between Kuhio Highway and the
Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Highway for road paving work starting Feb. 24
LIHU’E – The Department of Public Works and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. are announcing that construction work will continue at night closing portions of Rice Street from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Work is planned to be from Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, weather permitting.
Night work along Rice Street consists of repaving the road surface from Kuhio Highway to the Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Highway.
Rice Street will be closed in two phases:
From Kuhio Highway to Hardy Street; and
From Hardy Street to the Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Highway.
Access to property within the closure area will be restricted during work hours due to the paving work. A temporary traffic detour will be available utilizing Hardy Street for Phase 1; and Ho’olako Street, Malae Street, and Puaole Street for Phase 2.
Businesses in the area will remain open during these closures. Parking for business patrons will be available at the Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall.
For affected businesses open after 7 p.m., Kiewit is coordinating access to those businesses. Details for access are available on the website www.revitalizelihuetown.com. For affected residents, Kiewit will have construction flaggers onsite during the closure, but there will be periods of time when properties will not be accessible by car during paving. All access will be restored by 7 a.m. each day. The Kalena Street and Rice Street intersection will remain open to cross Rice Street.
Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time when driving near the work areas, use alternate routes, and to observe and follow all construction traffic controls. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Milissa Ceria at 808-840-3282 or visit www.revitalizelihuetown.com. For any night-time access issues or concerns, please contact Jason Buechlein at 808-212-8060. The project website will also include construction schedule updates.