State to take partial ownership of Kalanianaole Avenue; county dumps contractor

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Goodfellow Bros. built wells that are blocked off on the closed lane of Kalanianaole Street in Hilo on Thursday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald One lane remains closed on Kalanianaole Street as people drive down the street in Hilo on Thursday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A line of cars drive down Kalanianaole Street while Goodfellow Bros. is parked in the closed lane in Hilo on Thursday.

The state Department of Transportation confirmed late Friday afternoon that ownership of the portion of Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo between Kanolelehua Avenue and Kuhio Street is slated for transfer from the county to the state in January.