Drape Mesh Install to Temporary Close Portion of Kuhio Highway
Temporary full closure on Kuhio Highway near the Kalihiwai Bridge starts Feb. 2.
According to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, crews will be installing drape mesh on the upper slope as part of a federal aid project to stabilize the hillside above Kuhio Highway. The work is expected to continue through Feb. 4.
Each day, the temporary full closures will last approximately 30 minutes starting at 8:30 a.m., continuing hourly, and ending at 4 p.m. Thirty minutes at the top of each hour, starting at 9 a.m., will be utilized to clear traffic.
The full closures are expected to start at the times below:
During project work hours, motorists in both directions on Kuhio Highway will be stopped as helicopters place the mesh on the slope above the highway. Should the work be canceled or modified, notice will go out via HDOT’s social media and notification system.
HDOT recommends motorists plan for delays on the scheduled workdays. All work is weather permitting.