Behind schedule, over budget: Change orders irk council members

  • Ikaika Rodenhurst

  • Construction continues on a $8.97 million Alii Drive culvert replacement project south of Kailua Village. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • One lane of Kilauea Avenue is closed for construction near the Lanikaula Street intersection in Hilo on Thursday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

A Hilo road repaving project that’s ballooned from $7.4 million to $12 million had the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday asking the Department of Public Works to get a better grip on estimating the cost of roadwork.