Reminder: Night closures at 3 W Bridges scheduled August 5-8 and August 12-15

Posted on Aug 2, 2019 in Highways News, Main, News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds the public of scheduled night closures of Kuhio Highway at the 3 W Bridges (Waioli, Waipa, Waikoko). HDOT gave notice of the night work for the 3 W bridges on July 19. The posted news release, which was sent to HDOT’s media distribution list, can be viewed here.

The night work requiring the full closure of Kuhio Highway at the bridges will be from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following nights:

Waikoko and Waipa Bridges

Monday, August 5 through Thursday, August 8 (closure ending at 5 a.m. August 9)

Waioli Bridge

Monday, August 12 through Thursday, August 15 (closure ending at 5 a.m. August 16)

All work is weather permitting. First responders have been notified and have planned staging and procedures in the event of an emergency requiring them to access the work zones. Variable Message Signs have been placed along Kuhio Highway to further inform motorists of the scheduled closures.

During the closures at the bridges, there will be no vehicular access to the highway. Pedestrian access, Park and Ride facilities, and a shuttle will be provided for residents and authorized Transient Vacation Rental guests.

Details are as follows:

  • Shuttles will be provided by Hawaiian Dredging for residents and authorized TVR guests from 7 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning during night work.
  • For residents or authorized TVR guests needing to pick up their vehicles from the Park and Ride locations in the morning, Hawaiian Dredging shuttles will leave from the Wainiha General Store at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., and 8 a.m. These shuttles will also stop at the Hanalei Colony Resort to pick up additional riders. The shuttle will then proceed to the Park and Ride where residents or TVR guests can pick up their vehicles.
  • The Park and Rides were created to provide access to residents and authorized TVR guests during the bridge night work and full closure is only open for residents and authorized TVR guests. All vehicles remaining at this site when the road reopens for the day should be removed.
  • All motorists are asked to observe posted speed limits, and to slow down and obey traffic flaggers at bridges for their safety and the safety of the workers.