LIHUE — The state Department of Transportation has modified the schedule for the single-lane public access to Kuhio Highway on either side of the Hanalei Bridge, effective last week.
During the school year, the Wednesday-afternoon access was different from the regular weekday schedule to match up with the release of school children.
Now that school is out for the summer, the weekday access times are as follows: 5:30 to 7:45 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 11 p.m.
The Saturday, Sunday and state-holiday schedules remain the same, as follows:
Saturdays: 5:30 to 8 a.m., 8:30 to 9 a.m., 9:30 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 1 p.m., 1:30 to 2 p.m., 2:30 to 3 p.m., 3:30 to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Sundays and state holidays: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The public-access schedule will continue to be posted at hidot.hawaii.gov/2021-hanalei-hill-landslide/.
As a reminder, the single-lane access with alternating traffic control lead by an escort vehicle is necessary until the slope is stabilized above and below Kuhio Highway at mile marker 1.
Also, the following weight restrictions are in effect: 10 tons, Kuhio Highway between Hanalei Plantation Road and the Hanalei Bridge; 15 tons, Hanalei Bridge.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution and patience for everyone’s safety.