Kauai News

Intermittent Closures Scheduled on Section of Kūhiō Highway for Paving Work

Posted August 26, 2022, 10:21 AM HST

Intermittent closures of Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) are slated to occur at three bridges in Wainiha between Mile Marker 6.4 and 8.0, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., for pavement preservation and surface treatment work.

According to Hawaii Department of Transportation, the project will prolong the life of the asphalt by slurry sealing the pavement. The bridges will be closed for 30 to 45 minutes as the sealant requires curing time in the sun to harden. Once the slurry is sealed, the pavement will last another five to 10 years while minimizing cost and traffic impacts.

Electronic message boards have been posted with closure information and Special Duty police officers will be on site. Emergency vehicles and first responders will be allowed through. Roadwork is weather permitting.