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Closures Scheduled for Pavement Work in HVNP

May 21, 2021, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated May 21, 9:22 AM
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More park roads, parking lots and trails will temporarily close for improvement in the weeks ahead as pavement preservation work continues in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

New temporary closures that are tentatively scheduled to start Monday, May 24, include the Nāhuku area (Thurston Lava Tube and trail) and Mauna Ulu parking lot.

Additional upcoming temporary closures include Crater Rim Trail between Kīlauea Overlook and Kilauea Military Camp, Pauahi and Puhimau Crater parking lots, Kīlauea Iki Overlook and Devastation Trail parking lots.

There will be additional road, parking lot and trail closures in the coming months not listed above. The entire project is expected to be complete in October.

Pavement preservation is needed to maintain and preserve roadways, and includes patchwork like fixing potholes, heaves and depressions. Some areas are being repaved, while others are being treated with durable sealant.

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For those planning to visit the park, click here for information on closures and last-minute changes due to weather.

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