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Portion of Menehune Road, Waimea Swinging Bridge to Be Closed

Posted August 12, 2022, 7:30 AM HST ·Updated August 11, 3:57 PM

A portion of Menehune Road and the Waimea Swinging Bridge in Waimea will be closed beginning this weekend.

The county Department of Public Works and contractor Prometheus Construction announced that part of Menehune Road and the Waimea Swinging Bridge be closed from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13-26 so Prometheus can install rockfall impact barriers above Menehune Road, weather permitting.

Local traffic can pass through the area from noon-12:30 p.m., and work will not occur during Statehood Day weekend, Aug. 19-21.

The county Roads Division provided “Road Closed” signs and a message board with information about road closures during construction.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources alternate emergency access route from Waimea Canyon Drive will only be open to residents and first responders with four-wheel drive.

Anyone with questions can contact Bryson Vivas at 808-241-4844.