Hāna Highway Landslide Repair Closure in Kīpahulu

September 10, 2019, 3:57 PM HST · Updated September 10, 4:04 PM
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The Maui County Public Works Department announced it will be closing down a portion of Hāna Highway next week in order to repair landslide damage to the road in Kīpahulu.

The closure is located about half a mile on the Hāna side of Haleakalā National Park in Kīpahulu, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16-18.

The county emphasizes that this will be a “full road closure, meaning traffic will not be permitted through the area during working hours,” according to a county press release.

Motorists will be advised of road closures by electronic message boards – one located in Hāna town and one at ʻUlupalakua Ranch. People who drive the route routinely have received advanced notification of the pending road closures.

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Roadwork includes excavation, the pouring of hot mix asphalt pavement sections, installation of sections of wire mesh with soil/rock anchors, erosion control matting and hydromulch seeding.

Tom’s Backhoe and Excavation is the contractor for the $836,071 project. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 270-7745.

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