Transportation officials began resurfacing Vineyard Boulevard from Palama to the H-1 freeway onramp. Lanes are closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while the work is going on. The Department of Transportation says some on- and off-ramps will be closed on weekends during different times throughout the project. Major improvements will extend the service of life of the existing roadway, enhance highway safety and improve the riding surface. Crews will be reconstructing weakened pavement areas, replacing damaged curbs, gutters and sidewalks and constructing curb ramps. They will also install new bus pads and loop detectors, replace existing traffic signal heads with energy-efficient LED optical units. And, they will extend the left lanes at the Liliha and Palama Intersections. All this work is expected to take nine months. You're urged to use Nimitz Highway or Dillingham Boulevard as an alternate.