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County closes Wailea bridge for emergency repairs

Residents and motorists who frequent the Wailea area are advised that the county Department of Public Works Engineering Division is closing Kaahakini Stream Bridge for emergency repairs due to water damage compromising the bridge’s integrity and stability and creating an imminent threat of collapse.

The bridge will remain closed until further notice.

Situated between Highway 19 and Old Mamalahoa Highway, Kaahakini Stream Bridge is just beyond Kolekole Bridge.

Old Mamalahoa Highway will be closed between the intersections of Chin Chuck Road and Kaiwiki Homestead Road. Road access is for local residents only.

Barricades will be on either side of the bridge with signs alerting motorists of the bridge closure.

A detour route will be available traveling mauka on Chin Chuck Road to Kanna Road and Kaiwiki Homestead Road.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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