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Highway to close at Waipa

LIHUE — The state Department of Transportation has scheduled overnight closures of Kuhio Highway at the Waipa Bridge between 7:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 1 to 3, and Monday through Thursday, July 8 to 11.

These nightly closures will lead up to a full weekend closure of Kuhio Highway between Waipa Bridge and the end of the road Friday through Monday, July 12 to 15.

During the closures at Waipa Bridge, there will be no vehicular access to the highway. Pedestrian access, park and ride facilities, and a shuttle will be provided for residents and authorized transient vacation rental guests.

All work is weather permitting. First responders have been notified and have planned staging and procedures in the event of an emergency requiring them to access the work zones. Variable message signs have been placed along Kuhio Highway to further inform motorists of the scheduled closures.

A calendar with the July night work schedule can be seen at: https://hidot.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/July-2019-Night-Work-Calendar.pdf.
Source: The Garden Island

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