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HDOT News Release: Kuhio Highway (Route 560) between Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints closed to all traffic from 8:45 AM to 1:30 PM, Thursday, Jan. 17

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Latest Department News

HANALEI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the closure of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) to all traffic between the Waikoko and Wainiha checkpoints from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

This closure is needed to ensure safety during the installation of slope stabilization measures. On Jan. 17 crews will fly in a Tecco mesh system above the highway. All traffic, regardless of passes, must be cleared off the highway during the installation for their own safety. Protocols to suspend operations if needed for emergency response have been created and communicated with the project team.

Affected convoys on Thursday, Jan. 17 will be the 12:45 p.m. convoy from Wainiha out and the 1:15 p.m. convoy in from Waikoko.

All work is weather permitting. Should conditions necessitate changes in the roadwork schedule, the latest information will be posted on the HDOT roadwork page at or via the Department’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.