Kamehameha Highway on Oahu’s North Shore reopened following high surf event

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in coordination with the City & County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management, Ocean Safety and the Honolulu Police Department has reopened Kamehameha Highway on Oahu’s North Shore that was closed due to high surf.

Kamehameha was closed in both directions from Haleiwa to Turtle Bay from approximately 2:00 Monday afternoon due to wave action impacting the roadway. Emergency vehicles, public transportation including TheBus, and local traffic were allowed through.

Emergency responders in the area have determined that the high surf has subsided enough to warrant reopening the highway to motorists. We thank the public for its cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience that may have occurred.

HDOT maintenance crews will continue to be on alert for high surf conditions, which are expected to continue through the week. If further road closures become necessary, HDOT will notify the public through the media and social media accounts. Please monitor HDOT updates on Twitter @DOTHawaii or on Facebook by following the Hawaii Department of Transportation.