TRAFFIC ALERT: Kalanianaole Hwy. to be contraflowed Tuesday - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

TRAFFIC ALERT: Kalanianaole Hwy. to be contraflowed Tuesday

MAKAPUU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Transportation says the Kailua-bound lane on Kalanianaole Highway will be closed between Makapuu Lighthouse Road and Bell Street near Sea Life Park on Tuesday.

The scheduled closure will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as crews perform emergency slope repairs.

According to the DOT, crews will repair the ocean-side foundation of the highway after erosion damage was detected following heavy rains.

Concrete will be installed on Tuesday to stabilize and reinforce the foundation.

The Kailua-bound lane on Kalanianaole Highway will be closed again on Thursday, Mar. 15 and Friday, Mar. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Officials hope the installation of new drainage will better facilitate water flow and landscaping matting to re-establish vegetation grown and prevent future erosion.

Traffic will be contraflowed in the area. Motorists are advised to use caution while driving through the area and allow for extra travel time.

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