Nothing good can come of a severe thunderstorm unless you happen to be on the receiving end of an emergency contract to clean up the aftermath. Cushnie Construction Company Inc. encountered this situation on the island of Kauai in Hawaii starting on March 16, 2020.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced that beginning Aug. 1, 2019, the Pali Highway access hours will be extended. The new schedule will be:
Sunday to Friday (closed on Saturday and State holidays):
Honolulu bound a.m. contraflow: 5 a.m.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division reports that the emergency repairs on Hawaii Island of damages caused by the Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption (May to September 2018) and Hurricane Lane (August 2018) have been completed.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) continues emergency repairs to Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in Volcano following the seismic activity associated with the activity at the lower East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano. A 24-hour single lane restriction is scheduled to address surface repairs on Mamalahoa Highway at mile marker 29.3.
While still working to fix the damage caused by Hurricane Lane in late August, the Hawaii Department of Transportation is now dealing with the impact of Tropical Storm Olivia, which made landfall on Sept. 12.
The agency said in a pre-storm statement that it paid close attention to safeguarding Hawaii's commercial harbors as they play key roles in the supply system everyone in the islands depends upon.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) responded to flooding events on Kauai late Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. HDOT engaged in flood response on Kauai and Oahu on Aug. 28, 2018.
The preliminary 24-hour rainfall total for Hanalei as of 6 p.m.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation issued an emergency contract on June 19 for additional flood repair work on the Kuhio Highway. Emergency work is aimed at stabilizing the slope above the highway — also known as Route 560 — between Waikoko and Wainiha and various downslope sites as well.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation continues to battle highway cracking and other fallout from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano.
Those efforts include placing steel plates fitted with insulated material and/or heat-resistant concrete pads over roadway cracks along the Keaau-Pahoa Road — also known as Highway 130 — caused by volcanic activity and related earthquakes, as well as investigating the installation of electronic monitors near several such fissures to monitor heat levels and gas emissions as sulfur dioxide (SO2) is emitting from the cracks.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation is now managing two major highway crises simultaneously: clearing and reopening the Kuhio Highway on island of Kauai, closed due to mudslides triggered by heavy rains on April 14, while also prepping roadway detours on the “big island” of Hawaii due to the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano that began on May 3.
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