Full Closure Scheduled on Kaumuali‘i Highway for Bridge Work
A full closure of Kaumuali‘i Highway (Route 50) between Hana Road and Puolo Road is scheduled next week for concrete work on the Hanapēpē River Bridge.
The work is slated to take place on Friday, 21, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The nighttime full closure is necessary to pour the intermediate diaphragms of the new Hanapēpē River Bridge.
According to Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, the contractor will occupy the temporary bridge for staging the concrete pump truck. Kaumuali‘i Highway will be closed in both directions during these work hours while crews pour the deck.
If the work is completed sooner than anticipated, the bridge will be opened up to motorists at that time.
During the closure, the traveling public will be detoured to Hanapepe Bridge. Traffic control flaggers will be stationed at Hana Road, Puolo Road, and the county’s Hanapēpē Bridge to manage this detour. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to access the temporary bridge if needed. Electronic message boards will be posted to inform the public.
All work is weather permitting.