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DOT News Release: Nightly full closures of Kuhio Highway for bridge work scheduled starting Jan. 5

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in Latest Department News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of scheduled nightly closures of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) on Kauai’s north shore Sunday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, Jan. 9. On these nights, there will be a full closure of the highway between Wainiha and Hanalei starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning.

There will be no vehicular access to Kuhio Highway past Kumu Road once the closures begin.

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

Waikoko Park and Ride

Waioli 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. Security personnel will be at the Park and Ride lots to notify the public of the closures.

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.

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