Hanapepe traffic change starts today

  • Courtesy state Department of Transportation

    The top photo shows the existing Kaumualii Highway bridge over the Hanapepe River, while the bottom photo is an artist’s rendering of what the new bridge will look like.

HANAPEPE — Kaumualii Highway traffic across the Hanapepe River will be rerouted to a temporary bridge starting today, according to the senior manager of an infrastructure project to build a replacement for the existing, two-lane bridge that has spanned the river for over a century.