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Makea Stream Bridge Closed Due to Safety Concerns

February 19, 2021, 7:44 AM HST
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The Makea Stream Bridge on Kaupakuea Homestead Road will be closed effective immediately due to the undermining of the bridge abutments.

This undermining is affecting the bridge’s ability to carry vehicular loads safely. The bridge will remain closed until further notice. Barricades will be placed on both sides of the bridge with signage alerting motorists of the bridge closure.

Kaupakuea Homestead Road north of the Makea Stream Bridge will be accessible via a detour through the Old Māmalahoa Highway, Opua Road, and Lauhulu Road. The detour access entrance is located at approximately mile marker 11.23 on Hawai‘i Belt Road (Highway 19). Road signs will be posted, and motorists are advised to drive with caution.

If there are any questions or concerns, call the DPW Engineering Division at 808-961-8327.

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