Waipa Bridge closed Friday to Monday

LIHUE — The state Department of Transportation reminds the traveling public of the upcoming full weekend closure of Kuhio Highway at Waipa Bridge scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Friday continuously through 5 a.m. Monday.

Nightly full closures are also scheduled Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

There will be no vehicular access to the North Shore communities of Wainiha and Haena during the full nightly and weekend closures. Park-and-ride sites on either side of the closure, pedestrian access over the bridge, and a shuttle between the park and ride and Wainiha General Store and Hanalei Colony Resort is available for residents and authorized transient vacation rental guests.

Residents and authorized TVR guests are reminded that the park and rides are there to provide access during the full closures and all vehicles remaining at this site when the road reopens for the day should be removed.

Following the full weekend closure, work will continue at Waipa and Waikoko bridges, including paving of the road approaching the bridge and installation of speed humps.

The closure was initially scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. but has been pushed back to accommodate the Waipa Foundation graduation on Friday.


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