Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Project

Patricia Yamura, Reporter

As many of you have already noticed if you’ve been to Kona recently, there’s a lot of work being done on the side of the road beginning near the airport.

This road work is the second phase of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Project. The first phase was the widening of the highway beginning at Honokohau Harbor. The second phase is going to result in the highway connecting all the way to the airport road.

The project began September 2015 and estimated completion is September 2017. Although most of us would prefer the previous speed limit over what it is now, it is 35 mph where construction is taking place.

Personally, I find this very unfortunate, but it is necessary.

Drive safe and try to avoid traffic the next time you head into Kona!