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HDOT News Release: Kaumualii Highway (Route 50) reduced to single lane at bridge between Kekaha Beach Park and Kekaha Landfill

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Latest Department News

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the travelling public of the 24/7 emergency closure of the westbound lane of Kaumualii Highway (Route 50) at the bridge between Kekaha Beach Park and the Kekaha Landfill. This closure is effective immediately.

The emergency closure is to repair erosion damage from the recent storms. The lane closure will remain in effect until repairs have been completed. Traffic in both directions will be maintained through alternating traffic control in the remaining eastbound lane. The alternating traffic control will be directed by flagmen. Traffic control signs will be placed to provide advance notice to the public.

Motorists with essential business are asked to follow the directions of the flagmen and to allow additional time to pass through the area. Updates on the repairs will be provided as the situation develops.