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Gov. David Ige has appointed Judge Todd W. Eddins as associate judge on the Supreme Court, State of Hawai‘i. The seat has been vacant since Associate Justice Richard W. Pollack retired in June 2020. Gov. Ige selected Eddins from a field of four nominees chosen by the Judicial Selection Commission, Hawai‘i State Judiciary.

“Judge Eddins has the vast knowledge and experience necessary to serve on the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. He has the respect of his peers and I know that he will be a welcome addition to the state’s highest court,” said Gov. Ige.

Judge Eddins was appointed to the First Circuit Court in 2017. He has presided over 85 jury trials and resolved thousands of legal motions. Judge Eddins has also sat as a substitute justice of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court in numerous cases. He has served on judicial committees involving judicial performance, jury instructions, and court rules.

Eddins is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was executive editor of the University of Hawai‘i Law Review. He is a former law clerk to retired Hawai‘i Supreme Court Justice, the late Yoshimi Hayashi. Eddins also worked as a trial attorney at the Office of the Public Defender before entering private practice where he concentrated on complex criminal, civil, and appellate litigation.

Judge Eddins is a former member of the McCully-Moiliili neighborhood boards. He has coached youth athletics and the Hawai‘i Youth Correctional Facility high school mock trail team. He is married with four children.

Judge Eddins’ appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

The Hawai‘i Supreme Court is composed of a chief justice and four associate justices. Justices are initially appointed for a ten-year term. After the initial appointment, the Judicial Selection Commission determines whether a justice will be retained in office. A justice may not serve past the age of 70.


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PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.


— MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) —


1) KONA

Single lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 98 and 103, Kiilae Road and Mamalahoa Highway, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


— VOLCANO ROAD (ROUTE 11) — 


1) HILO

Closure of single lane at a time on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 6 and 6.5, Liilii Street and Shipman Road, in the vicinity of Hilo on Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for construction and installation of a new traffic signal.


From Oct. 21 to Oct. 25, the traffic signals will be flashing to warn motorists of the new traffic signal. The traffic signals facing (Route 11) Volcano Road will be flashing yellow and the side street Kipimana will be flashing red. The traffic signals will be turned on and in normal operation after the morning traffic peak hours on Monday, Oct. 26.

Note: Vehicles are not required to stop during the flashing yellow; but should proceed with caution, slow down and remain alert.  The flashing red signal should be treated like a stop sign.


2) HILO

Closure of single lane at a time on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 4 and 7, Lama Street and Keaau Loop, in the vicinity of Hilo on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance.


3) KAU

Closure of single lane at a time on Volcano Road (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 33 and 35, Volcano Road and Mauna Loa Road, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance.


— HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) —


1) HILO

Single lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in the southbound direction between mile markers 2.4 and 3.3, between Bayfront Highway and Hau Lane, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for Wailuku River Bridge repair work. Waimea bound traffic will be maintained while Hilo bound traffic will be detoured via Hau Street and Waianuenue Avenue.


2) HILO

Single lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in the southbound direction between mile markers 2.5 and 2.6, Shipman Street and Wailuku Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., for Wailuku River Bridge repair work. Waimea bound traffic will be maintained while Hilo bound traffic will be detoured via Hau Street and Waianuenue Avenue.


3) HILO (NIGHT WORK)

Alternating lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between mile markers 2.5 and 2.6, Shipman Street and Wailuku Drive, on Saturday evening, Oct. 24, through Monday morning, Oct. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., for Wailuku River Bridge repair work. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


4) HAMAKUA

Closure of single lane at a time on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between mile markers 31 and 32, between Paauilo Makai Road and Kalopa Road, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


5) HAMAKUA

Single lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between mile markers 44 and 46, between Kalopa Lower Road and Plumeria Street, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


— KAWAIHAE ROAD (ROUTE 19) —


1) KOHALA

Single lane closure on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both directions between mile markers 59 and 64, between Alaneo Street and Waiemi Place, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


— MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 190) —


1) KONA

Single lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between mile markers 35 and 38, Onaona Drive and Ane Keohokalole Highway, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for landscape maintenance. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


— AKONI PULE HIGHWAY (ROUTE 270) —


1) NORTH KOHALA

Single lane closure on Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in both directions between mile markers 19 and 24, Ilina Road and Akana Place, on Saturday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for tree trimming work. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).


—  PUAINAKO STREET (ROUTE 2000) —


1) HILO

Closure of single lane at a time on Puainako Street (Route 2000) in both directions near mile marker 0.7, E Puainako Street and Kilauea Avenue, on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for inspection of traffic signal poles. Traffic flow in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).

PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  Kuhio Highway contraflow is in modified hours due to lower COVID volumes. Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday: No contraflow operations   — KUHIO HIGHWAY (ROUTE 56) —

1) KAPAA (24-HOUR WORK) Traffic on Kuhio Highway (Route 56) near mile marker 10 is shifted to the temporary Kapaa Stream Bridge 24-hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.


For safety during the shift to the temporary bridge, right turns off Kuhio Highway onto Mailihuna Road are not permitted.


Access to Kapahi is recommended via the Kawaihau Road or Hauala Road detours.



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