Temporary full closures of Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill needed Dec. 16-19 for slope stabilization

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Highways News, Main, News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public of temporary full closures on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Mile Marker 1 (the hill approaching Hanalei Bridge). The full closures will last approximately 30 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m. continuing hourly Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, the work involving the temporary full closures will end at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the work will end at 12 p.m. Temporary full closures are expected to start at the times in the table below.

Monday 12/16 Tuesday 12/17 Wednesday 12/18 Thursday 12/19
7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

The full closures are needed to safely install drapemesh (also known as Tecco-mesh) on the upper slope as part of the project to stabilize the hillside above Kuhio Highway.

During work hours motorists in both directions on Kuhio Highway will be stopped as helicopters place the mesh above the highway. All work is weather permitting. Should the scheduled work be canceled or modified, notice will go out via HDOT’s social media accounts and notification system. Those interested in receiving notice of scheduled lane closures and other public notices from HDOT can sign up at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/hidot/subscriber/new

HDOT recommends motorists plan for delays on the scheduled work days and check traffic conditions before they get on the road. 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.

HDOT thanks the traveling public for their patience and kokua as we work to make Kuhio Highway more resilient to future weather events.