Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs

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HDOT is working to expedite flood repairs to Kuhio Highway on the north shore of Kauai following the historic flood event on April 14, 2018. This page consolidates information on the repairs, convoy schedule, and other details relating to the repairs and the information will be updated as quickly as possible.

Kuhio Highway Emergency Repair Locations – Haena to Hanalei

Access to Kuhio Highway past Waipa Bridge – Limited local access is available for vehicles with county issued placards in both directions Monday through Saturday on the following schedule:

  • 5:30 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (unless bridge night work is scheduled)

Sunday/Holiday access is between 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. (unless there is a full weekend closure)

May 2019 night work calendar can be viewed here (note, this calendar was updated on May 20, 2019).

HDOT news releases on Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs

Frequently Asked Questions

Kauai County’s April Flood Page – Link to the Kauai Emergency Management Agency page with information on how to get a resident placard, work pass, or shuttle pass for access to Wainiha and Haena.

Project Status (as of 4/30/19) – View the table below for a list of HDOT repair projects and current progress.

# Location Description of work Progress
Haena to Hanalei
1 Route 650, MP 10 at Kee State Park Task cancelled. DLNR Parks will be responsible for repair. Cancelled. Land to be transferred to DLNR Parks.
2 Route 560, MP 9.7 at Kē‘ē State Park Reconstruct Kē‘ē State Park parking lot. Construction nearing completion.
3 Route 560, MP 9.55 at Limahuli Stream Crossing Repair concrete section lost in flooding. Resurface ford crossing. Construction nearing completion.
4 Route 560, MP 8.7 at Haena Beach Park Repair roadway shoulder. Pending by County.
5 Route 560, MP 8.76 at Manoa Stream Ford Crossing near Haena Beach Park Repair entire crossing. Construction nearing completion.
6 Route 560, MP 6.5 Repair Site 2 (road washout area) Debris removal, slope wall installation including soil nails, foot of slope revetment, guardrail/sign replacement, pavement repair. Soil nail, shotcrete, texture and finish work has been completed.  Revetment completed. CRM wall completed.
7 Route 560, 15 or more locations between MP 6.5 and 4.4 (Land slide zones) Debris removal, slope scaling, slope stabilization, guardrail replacements, pavement repairs. The majority of debris removal and slope scaling complete.  Slope stabilization in two most critical slopes (Slides A & B) complete.
8 Slides A & B Slope scaling and reinforcement. For Slide A, excavation and soil nail anchoring completed.  Wire mesh installation and drainage swale work completed.

For Slide B, excavation and soil nail anchoring completed.  Wire mesh installation at slide B nearing completion. Drainage swales work is nearing completion.

9 Route 560, MP 6.3 Repair Site 3 Roadway stabilization area. Debris removal, slope wall installation including soil nails, foot of slope revetment, guardrail/sign replacement, pavement repair. Soil nail, reinforcement, and shotcrete placement has been completed.  Paving, and guardrail completed.
10 Route 560, MP 6.2 Repair Site 4 Roadway stabilization area. Debris removal, slope wall installation including soil nails, foot of slope revetment, guardrail/sign replacement, pavement repair. Soil nail, shotcrete work, texture and finish work has been completed.  Paving complete. Guardrail installation completed.
11 Route 560, Repair Site 5 Slope reinforcement. Shotcrete work completed.
12 Route 560, Repair Site 6 Slope reinforcement Soil nail, shotcrete, texture and staining completed.
13 Route 560, MP 5.8 Lumahai Stockpile area Stockpiles are being maintained and erosion control measures are being implemented.
14 Route 560, MP 4.5 Repair Site 1 (road washout area) Roadway stabilization area. Debris removal, slope wall installation including soil nails, foot of slope revetment, guardrail/sign replacement, pavement repair Soil nail, shotcrete work, texture and finish work has been completed.  Paving and guardrail completed.
15 Route 560, MP 4.4 Waikoko Stockpile area Stockpiles are being maintained and erosion control measures are being implemented.
16 Waikoko Bridge Replace existing bridge Makai & Mauka micropiles install complete.  Makai & Mauka abutment micropile caps ongoing. Abutment cut walls & transverse beams upcoming.
17 Waipa Bridge Replace existing bridge Makai micropiles install complete. Mauka micropiles install ongoing. Temporary waterline relocation complete. Makai micropile caps ongoing. Mauka micropile caps upcoming.
18 Route 560, MP 3.7 Staging area Staging area currently in use.
19 Waioli Bridge Rehabilitate existing bridge, remove debris from under bridge Bridge work substantially complete. Paving of approaches and installation of water line brackets upcoming.
20 Route 560, MP 1 Debris removal, slope scaling, guardrail replacements, minor pavement repair (April). Slope stabilization (Lane). Repairs from April Flood completed. Positive protection barrier complete.
21 Route 560, MP 0.5, near Hanalei Bridge Debris removal and slope clean-up Complete
Kalihiwai
22 Route 56, MP 25 Debris removal, slope scaling Complete
23 Route 56, MP 24.9 Debris removal from under bridge, CRM wall replacement Nearing completion.
Wailua
24 Wailua Bridge Debris removal from river under bridge (April). Adding scour protection post Lane. Installation of scour protection countermeasures complete.
Kapaa
25 Kapaa Bridge Adding scour protection. Installation of scour protection countermeasures complete.