Jurassic Gate closed

  • Photo submitted by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Trees have fallen across the dirt road known as Loop Road, about three and a half miles past Keahua Arboretum along Kuamoo Road, closing the road.

  • Photo submitted by state Department of Land and Natural Resources

    Rain has caused muddy conditions and closed the dirt road known as Loop Road, about three and a half miles past Keahua Arboretum on Kuamoo Road.

WAILUA — Loop Road in Wailua has been closed past the point known as “Jurassic Gate” temporarily, after recent rains created muddy conditions and caused trees to fall over the dirt road.

Hazardous conditions include sinkholes and pits along the roadway, dense mud and thick branches strewn across the roadway, and the state is asking people to stay away from the area until repairs can be made.

The point gains its nickname from a leftover prop from the movie “Jurrasic Park” — the iconic gate that welcomes visitors to the dinosaur park. It’s located about 3.5 miles from the Keahua Arboretum, following an unpaved road, also known as Wailua Management Road, according to the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.

In the best of conditions, a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed for taking on most of Loop Road.

Now, the section of the road beyond “Jurassic Gate” is closed to all members of the public, as well as all forms of traffic — even people on foot.

“Pedestrian traffic is not encouraged due to the difficulty the area presents for emergency services to respond in the event of an accident,” said DLNR spokeswoman Deborah Ward in a news release. “Emergency repairs will be made as soon as is feasable.”

3 Comments
  1. Norm Smith November 28, 2017 4:28 pm Reply

    Any self respecting Hawaiian that can’t walk on their land without fear is not Hawaiian


  2. Debra Kekaualua December 1, 2017 10:48 am Reply

    Thousands are signing up to offset what Robinson, Zuckerberg, Ellison, Case and the rest of the americans who THINK they own anything more than their toilet seat! Hah!


  3. Debra Kekaualua December 1, 2017 10:52 am Reply

    Since when is that gate tagged jurassaic gate


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