The County Department of Public Works announced this week its Fiscal Year 2019 Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects for the island of Kaua‘i.

“The resurfacing and repaving our roads are among our top priorities for the people of our community,” Deputy County Engineer Lyle Tabata said in a news release. “A total of 19 miles — which amount to about $4.7 million of construction work — include Kawaihau and Olohena roads in Kapa‘a, Kīlauea and ‘Aliomanu roads in Kīlauea and Anahola, Papalina Road in Kalāheo, as well numerous roads stretching from Kōloa to Kekaha.”

For a full list of the Island Wide Road Resurfacing projects for FY 2019, and ongoing projects, visit

Improvements to roads that are federally-funded, which include a total of 6.7 miles and $20 million of construction work for Kōloa and Maluhia roads, are in the final stages of federal and state environmental clearance, and are tentatively set to start construction in early 2020.

A community meeting regarding Kōloa and Maluhia roads is set for June 25 at Kōloa Elementary School from 6 to 8 p.m.