Kauai News

Motorists Advised of Weight Restriction on Koʻolau Road

Posted October 29, 2021, 8:45 AM HST

Officials put a weight restriction of 12 tons on Koʻolau Road as it’s used as a detour during a paving project in Kīlauea.

The project began on Oct. 25. Since then, Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation has been directing northbound vehicles on Kūhiʻō Highway (Route 56) between South Koʻolau Road and North Kʻolau Road to detour to Koolau Road.

Due to a weight restriction on the detour route, HDOT states vehicles over 12-tons traveling north within the project limits will be directed to remain on Kūhiʻō Highway.

The detour will be in place through Nov. 5, 8:30 to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Motorists are advised to anticipate delays and drive with caution through the work zone.