Full closure of Wainiha Bridge beginning March 18

Posted on Mar 6, 2024 in Highways News, Main, News


March 7 Update: The nightly full closure of Kūhiō Highway for the Wainiha Bridge Repairs is expected to run through 5:30 a.m. March 22. Our March 6 release stated full closures would run through the project completion as mid-April. This update corrects that release.

HANALEI, Hawaiʻi – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies highway users of a full nightly closure of Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) between Ala Eke Road and ‘Ananalu Road beginning Monday, March 18, 2024, for the Wainiha Bridge Repair project. Closures will be nightly on a Monday through Thursday schedule from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following day.

The $225,000 project will replace the bridge support and panel members of the Wainiha that have corroded over time. The closures will run for the week concluding on Friday morning March 22, 2024.

Electronic message boards will be posted with closure information. Please note all work is weather permitting. Future scheduled closures for the Wainiha Bridge Repairs will be on the Kauaʻi roadwork list at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/roadwork/kauai/