HDOT Ups Posted Weight Threshold on Kūhiō Highway’s North Shore
The posted weight threshold for Kūhiō Highway on the North Shore has increased to 10 tons.
The increase went into effect Thursday, April 15, for the area between Kolopua Apartments and Hanalei Plantation Road. As a reminder, the posted weight limit at Hanalei Bridge is 15 tons.
Previously, vehicles with a payload capacity of three-quarters of a ton were directed to detour via Ka Haku Road, Lei O Papa Road, and Hanalei Plantation Road due to concerns with loads on the slope after a landslide last month.
Over 120 soil nails have been drilled and grouted to stabilize Hanalei Hill, giving HDOT confidence in the ability of the highway to accommodate heavier loads, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation stated Thursday.
Scheduled access to Kūhiō Highway past mile marker 1 leading to Hanalei Bridge remains in effect. Traffic is escorted through the work zone by a pilot vehicle to ensure safe, efficient alternating movement through the area.
You will not be able to drive through the landslide work zone at times outside of the schedule, which is:
Monday through Saturday
- Morning access: 5:30-7:45 a.m. (Hanalei side goes first)
Afternoon access: 1:45-2:30 p.m. every day except Wednesdays (Princeville side goes first)
Wednesday afternoon access: 12:45-1:30 p.m. (Princeville side goes first)
Evening access: 5:30-11 p.m. (Princeville side goes first)
Afternoon access was planned around the Hanalei School schedule.
Sundays and observed State Holidays follow the schedule:
5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Hanalei side goes first)