Single lane closure on Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill for slope stabilization begins Jan. 3, 2020

Posted on Dec 23, 2019 in Highways News, Main, News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides notice that there will be a single lane closure on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Mile Marker 1 (the hill approaching Hanalei Bridge) seven days a week starting Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

The single lane closure, with Hanalei-bound and Princeville-bound traffic alternating in the remaining open lane, will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Following the successful installation of the stabilizing mesh on the hillside on Dec. 16, HDOT is accelerating the work schedule for the slope stabilization project. The seven-days-a-week schedule will allow the contractor to complete the project prior to the expiration of the Governor’s Emergency Proclamation on Jan. 28.

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

HDOT recommends motorists plan for delays and check traffic conditions before they get on the road. Camera views of Kuhio Highway at Hanalei Hill can be viewed at 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.