So what does that mean for travelers? If it were me and I wanted to ensure I got a new room and did not have to walk through unsightly construction going on (the workers will likely enter and exit the premises with supplies out into the parking lot along side Rapa Nui) I would request SAMOA.
Samoa was a great location, nice proximity to the pool, beach, and Great Ceremonial House. Additionally, there are still four longhouses over on the Luau Cove side of the resort and a rumor that the Poly mind build DVC space. I HIGHLY recommend that if you are staying at the Polynesian this year prior to your room request in online check-in you call the hotel directly and ask which longhouses are currently renovated and under construction so you can plot out a way to avoid the wrong areas and request the right ones! Anyone staying at the Poly should also know that this is one of the most convienent and luxurious resorts. Not only can you hop right on a monorail to travel to Magic Kingdom but you can walk out to Ticket and Transportation Center (or monorail over) and head into Epcot! Additionally, one of the only 24 hour quick service stops is located here. You can't get hot food 24 hours a day but you can find great refrigerated choices like sushi from Kona and salad & sandwiches.
All visitors to the Poly should make plans to eat at one of their three table service locations (I recommend all three!). Kona Cafe and Ohana are both located upstairs in the Great Ceremonial House and serve great dinners. I prefer Ohana for the breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, and Mickey, however! Also, if you are on a budget you can get some of the Kona breakfast favorites (like Tonga Toast) at the quick service location, Capt. Cook's! Luau Cove is home to the last dining location, a dinner show called Spirit of Aloha- in the spirit of luaus that can be found all over the 50th state! :)