Keahua bridge repairs with temporary blocked access

LIHU‘E — Heavy rains in March caused severe damage to Keahua Bridge at the entrance of the Lihu‘e-Koloa Forest Reserve. Due to structural damage, the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) blocked vehicular traffic until repairs are completed.

A contractor has been procured and repairs will begin Monday, Sept. 14. For the public’s safety, DOFAW will need to block the parking and bridge area during construction. The bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during this time. Please do not attempt to cross the bridge as the foundations and support bracings have been compromised.

Construction is expected to take four weeks, assuming no major delays due to inclement weather. During this time, parking will be very limited and congested at the Kuilau trailhead.

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