Kona Low National Roads Update, December 7
Posted on Dec. 2021 in Highways News, Main, News
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is reporting the following closures on state roads as the Kona Depression continues to impact the Hawaiian Islands:
Both lanes on Kekaulike Avenue between mile post 8 (near Maui Wedding Flowers) and Alae Road are closed. Major utility repairs to remove fallen trees from power lines and replace fallen poles have been completed, additional utility work is underway. HDOT is working to remove debris. The next steps will be the repair of a section where the guardrail and the shoulder have been washed away. Due to the continued rain in the area, HDOT is asking residents to use side streets to access their homes.
The single-lane closure of the Farrington Freeway near Makua Cave is expected to continue as the team works to clear debris from landslides and rockfall and wash the road.
Additional closures could be announced as flood monitoring remains in effect for Oahu and Kauai until this afternoon. Any impact on state transportation facilities will be posted at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/weather-traffic/
To report a problem on a national highway, such as potholes, please use the following numbers during business hours (Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.):
Island of hawaii – 808-935-8866
Maui, Molokai, Lanai – 808-873-3535
Oahu – 808-831-6714, after hours 808-485-6200
Kauai – 808-241-3000
Email complaints can be submitted through [emailÂ protected] Where [emailÂ protected] (Oahu only).
If you encounter an emergency on a road, such as a downed power line or fast stream, pull back to a safe distance and dial 9-1-1.