Motorists are advised that there will be a permanent closure of the left-turn lane on Hardy Street at the Kūhiō Highway intersection. Left-turn movements from Hardy Street onto Kūhiō Highway will not be allowed starting Thursday, May 7, 2015. Motorists heading west can take the Rice Street/Kaumuali’i Highway intersection, where there are two left-turn lanes. The improvements to the traffic safety and circulation in the area are being made by the state and the county as a collaborative effort. Anyone with questions can call Donald Smith with the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation at 241-3000.