Hawai‘i Department of Transportation makes storms preparations

Posted on Jul 14, 2023 in Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) takes steps to ensure preparedness for possible heavy storms and flooding across the island chain in the coming days.

With threatening weather in the forecast HDOT notifies contractors about potential storms and possible flooding. HDOT crews and the contractors they work with routinely check drains and bridges, also rockslide areas, and low-lying spots along freeways, highways, and roads.

Below is a list of sites across the state that are susceptible to rockfalls. HDOT crews routinely check these areas.


Highway # District Highway Name Begin MP End MP
83 Oahu Kamehameha Highway 5.4 5.52
19 Hawaii

Hawaii Belt Road

21.04 21.49
19 Hawaii Hawaii Belt Road 25.77 26.06
19 Hawaii Hawaii Belt Road 21.6 21.85
19 Hawaii Hawaii Belt Road 13 13.5
19 Hawaii Hawaii Belt Road 14 14.5
560 Kauai Kuhio Highway 0.66 1.17
30 Maui Honoapiilani Highway 10.33 10.44
61 Oahu Pali Highway 5.95 6.04
19 Hawaii Hawaii Belt Road 26.27 26.72
61 Oahu Pali Highway 6.12 6.55


At airports, our staff works with our tenants to ensure aircraft are secure, as well as other heavy equipment.

At harbors, our districts are in communication with the U.S. Coast Guard and will take appropriate action with harbor users and tenants should the U.S. Coast Guard determine the storm conditions require any port closures.

HDOT crews take proactive steps by topping off the gas tanks of work vehicles in the field, as well as generators at airports, harbors, and other facilities.

If bad weather impacts any of the islands, HDOT advises everyone follow directions from local emergency management. Travelers should check with their airlines and cruise lines about possible delays in arrival or departures.

If you come across a flooded road you’re advised to notify the police and not attempt to cross it. And if you see downed utility lines they should be treated as energized, and authorities should be notified.

The latest weather imagery across the islands can be found here.

Any emergency updates from HDOT will be posted to our social media sites

Facebook can be found https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation/

And Twitter https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii