Oct. 17 Update: Emergency slope stabilization work on Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill is off the road due to wet weather conditions; expected to continue on schedule Oct. 18

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 in Highways News, Main, News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public that due to wet weather conditions, the operations for rock scaling work on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Mile Marker 1 (the hill approaching Hanalei Bridge) have ended as of 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Both lanes are currently open.

Crews will continue slope stabilization work on Friday, Oct. 18 with full closures of both sides of the highway lasting approximately 30 minutes at the top of each hour, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The full closures are needed to safely remove boulders that have been identified as possible risks to the roadway below the upper slope. This will be done in concert with this week’s scheduled single lane closure.

During work hours flagmen will manage alternating traffic control through the open lane. Motorists should expect delays and travel with caution through the work zone. Camera views of Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill can be viewed at https://goakamai.org/icx/pages/cameras.aspx by selecting ‘Kauai – Kuhio Hwy’ from the dropdown field.

All work is weather permitting. Should conditions necessitate changes in the roadwork schedule, the latest information will be posted on the HDOT roadwork page at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/hawaii/ or via the Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.