Kūhiō Highway Access by Hanalei Hill Adjusted for Summer
The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation has modified the scheduled single lane public access of Kūhiō Highway approaching Hanalei Hill for summer.
Route 560 on the north shore of Kaua‘i was limited to single-lane access due to a landslide after a storm in March. HDOT has spent the past few months working to stabilize the hillside. The single-lane access with alternating traffic control lead by a pilot vehicle escort is necessary until the slope is stabilized above and below Kuhio Highway at mile marker 1. Click here for more information.
The new access schedule has been changed now that school is out of session. Starting Wednesday, June 2, the access schedule will be as follows:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday)
5:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (Hanalei side goes first)
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Princeville side goes first)
5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Princeville side goes first)
5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Hanalei side goes first)
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to noon.
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays and State Holidays:
5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Hanalei side goes first)
Weight restrictions are also in effect. Kuhio Highway between Hanalei Plantation Road and the Hanalei Bridge is restricted to 10 tons. The Hanalei Bridge is restricted to a weight limit of 15 tons.