Update: Emergency paving on Kūhiō Highway near Hanalei Bridge – May 7

Posted on Apr 29, 2022 in Highways News, Main, News

LĪHUʻE – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) will conduct emergency paving requiring a single lane closure on Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) between the Hanalei Bridge and Hanalei Town in the vicinity of mile marker (MM) 1.6 on Monday, May 2 Saturday evening, May 7 at 6 p.m. to Sunday morning, May 8 at 5 a.m, weather permitting. Travel in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control (contraflow).

Originally scheduled for Monday, May 2, the emergency paving was cancelled due to rain. The paving work is necessary to reduce loads on the highway because of Hanalei River erosion impacting the roadway. The emergency work will add up to 10-feet of pavement on the mauka side of Kūhiō Highway to route traffic away from the river.

The permanent mitigation for the river erosion will be a shoulder stabilization project. HDOT has been working for several months on design and permitting for this project. When the shoulder stabilization work is complete, Kūhiō Highway in the vicinity on MM 1.6 will be returned to its original alignment, and the temporary paving will be removed.

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