Restrictions for Kapa‘a bridges

KAPA‘A — The county Department of Public Works announced weight restrictions for three bridges in Kapa‘a until further notice.

Vehicular traffic mauka of the Puhi Ditch bridge on Kawaihau Road, Akulikuli Bridge #2 on Kahuna Road, and the Yasutake Bridge located 0.6 miles northeast of Kamalu Road, are restricted to vehicles over 3.5 tons.

For Yasutake Bridge, all vehicles above 3.5 tons — including emergency vehicles, utility trucks and buses — are required to detour via Olohena Road, Pu‘uopa‘e Road, and ‘Opaeka‘a Road.

Access to the upper Kapahi area above Puhi Ditch Bridge and Akulikuli Bridge #2 for vehicles, trucks or equipment above 3.5 tons will require a special permit issued by DPW’s Engineering Division. Contact Donald Fujimoto at 241-4882 or dfujimoto@kauai.gov to apply for the special permit.

To preserve safety for all motorists, the weight restrictions are mandatory until the bridges can be repaired.

Anyone with questions or comments may contact Fujimoto

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