2021 Hanalei Hill Landslide

Photo of landslide on March 11, 2021.

Information on the Hanalei Hill landslide on Kuhio Highway at Mile Marker 1 as a result of the March 2021 floods.

Access schedule

Access to Kuhio Highway (Route 560) past Mile Marker 1 leading to Hanalei Bridge is on the schedule below. Vehicles will be escorted through the work zone by a pilot vehicle on Mon – Sat, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside of these hours, and on Sundays and State holidays, two lanes will be open with no pilot vehicle escort.

The schedule for public access is:

Monday – Saturday:

Public access:                    

12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Two lanes open (no pilot vehicle)

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Single lane alternating traffic (with pilot vehicle escort)

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. — Two lanes open (no pilot vehicle)

 

Sundays and State Holidays:

Public access:                    

Two lanes open all day (no pilot vehicle)

 

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Weight Restrictions

Due to concerns with loads on the highway above the landslide, vehicles in excess of 10 tons may not use Kuhio Highway between Kolopua Apartments and Hanalei Plantation Road, and must detour through Princeville via Ka Haku Road, Lei O Papa Road and Hanalei Plantation Road.

Due to concerns with loads on the highway below the landslide, Kuhio Highway between Hanalei Plantation Road and the Hanalei Bridge is restricted to 10 tons.

HDOT reminds motorists that the Hanalei Bridge is restricted to a weight limit of 15 tons.

Latest update

Work progress as of 6/15/2021:

  • All 545 planned soil nails to anchor slope have been drilled into place and grouted.
  • Weight restriction to highway above the slide increased to 10 tons.
  • Design on drainage system continues.

Frequently Asked Questions

News releases

Aug. 27, 2021 Increased access to Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill starts Sept. 4

July 30, 2021 Update on Hanalei Hill landslide repairs; afternoon public access sched. change starts Aug. 4

May 13, 2021 May 15 update to schedule for public access to Kuhio Highway In Hanalei

April 15, 2021 Weight threshold for Kuhio Hwy on Kauai’s North Shore increased to 10 tons

April 13, 2021 Smoke Testing for Hanalei Hill Landslide Project Scheduled for Thurs., April 15

March 31, 2021 March 31 update to schedule for public access to Kuhio Highway in Hanalei

March 18, 2021 Schedule for public access to Kuhio Highway in Hanalei

March 17, 2021 March 17 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 16, 2021 March 16 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 15, 2021 March 15 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 14, 2021 March 14 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 13, 2021 March 13 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 12, 2021 March 12 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 11, 2021 March 11 update on Kuhio Highway closures

March 10, 2021 Sections of Kuhio Highway on the north shore to remain closed until slopes stabilize

HDOT Minutes from the Hanalei to Haena Community Association meetings