2019, Asphalt Pavements, Hawaii

Road Royalty – Queen Kaahumanu

The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry was invited to submit an article to Road & Bridges magazine.  They choose to tell the story of how HAPI members contributed to the success of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2.

Three years after breaking ground and more than 10 years since the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) first awarded the bid, the second phase of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening was completed late last year.

If you’ve ever arrived at the Kona Airport on Hawaii Island and drove south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway, you’d be driving on the recently completed improved road.

Click here to learn the history of this recently 5-mile road widening project on the west side of Hawaii Island.