POSTED: 09:00 p.m. HST, Sep 20, 2012
Kauai County has made major changes to the traffic pattern near Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School in Lihue in response to concerns about pedestrian safety.
The most significant change is the conversion of the Nuhou Road and Kaneka Street junction to a three-way stop, the county announced Thursday. Drivers traveling in either direction on Nuhou Road must now come to a complete stop.
Northbound motorists on Kaneka Street must also come to a complete stop at the crosswalk just before the junction, and at the crosswalk at the junction.
Signage depicting the new traffic pattern was installed this week, including stop signs and signs alerting drivers there is a stop ahead.