TRAFFIC: Kaukonahua Road to close for street light conversion project

TRAFFIC: Kaukonahua Road to close for street light conversion project

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaukonahua Road is scheduled to close for three days as part of an ongoing effort to replace every city-owned streetlight on Oahu.

The road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday as crews convert the street lights to LED's and work on maintenance, according to city officials.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area, use alternative routes, or plan for extra travel time.

So far the contractor, Johnson Controls Inc., has installed over 9,000 of the more than 53,000 lights needed to complete the project.

"I want to thank residents for their patience as work crews convert every single city-owned street light on O'ahu to LED's and make our island community safer, more resilient and sustainable," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. "The city will realize savings of $5 million per year once the new lights are in place, and these savings will continue for years to come."

City officials say that the road's closure is necessary for the protection and efficiency.

According to a press release, the project is now moving towards Central O'ahu, the 'Ewa Plain and Windward O'ahu areas.

For more questions concerning the $46 million project, contact Johnson Controls at 808-600-5877.

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