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DOT News Release: Nightly full closures of Kuhio Highway for bridge work on the north shore scheduled starting Dec. 16

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Latest Department News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of scheduled night closures of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) on the north shore of Kauai Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19. On these nights, there will be a full closure of the highway to and from Wainiha and Haena starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning.

Additional night closures are expected the week of Jan. 5-8, 2020. A release with more information on the closures in January will come out closer to the scheduled date.

These will be full closures of the highway between Waioli Bridge in the vicinity of Anae Road and Waikoko Bridge south of Lumahai Beach. No vehicles will be able to cross the bridge for the entire night work period.

Shuttle service will be provided to Wainiha and Haena residents and authorized Transient Vacation Rental guests. Shuttles will go between the Waioli Park and Ride and Waioli Bridge, Waioli Bridge and Waipa Bridge, and Waipa Bridge to Waikoko Bridge on an as needed schedule (they will go back and forth whenever there are people waiting at a Park and Ride or Bridge). A shuttle between the Waikoko Park and Ride and the Wainiha General Store will operate on the following schedule:

Waikoko Park & Ride to Wainiha General Store Wainiha General Store to Waikoko Park & Ride
6:30 PM 7:00 PM
7:30 PM 8:00 PM
8:30 PM 9:00 PM
9:30 PM 10:00 PM
10:30 PM 11:00 PM
11:30 PM Midnight
12:30 AM 1:00 AM
1:30 AM 2:00 AM
2:30 AM 3:00 AM
3:30 AM 4:00 AM
4:30 AM 5:00 AM
5:30 AM 6:00 AM
6:30 AM 7:00 AM

Those planning on using the shuttles are advised that shuttle service begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. The shuttles will not travel beyond the park and ride sites. Maps showing the locations of the park and rides are available at:

Waioli Park and Ride

Waipa Park and Ride

Waikoko Park and Ride

Those making use of the Park and Rides are advised that they were created to provide access to residents and authorized TVR guests during the full closure. All vehicles remaining at this site when the road reopens for the day should be removed.

All work is weather permitting. First responders have been notified and have planned staging and procedures in the event of an emergency requiring them to access the work zones. Variable Message Signs will be placed along Kuhio Highway to further inform motorists of the scheduled closures.

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