Waipiʻo Valley Access Road Closed Over Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2021, 3:08 PM HST
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The Waipiʻo Valley access road to non-Waipiʻo residents over the Labor Day weekend.

The decision to close the road comes as the county continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents have also requested the closure, citing high traffic, roadway, and health concerns. Guards will be positioned at the top of the road throughout the weekend to ensure compliance.

“Closing the valley access road to nonresidents will help us ensure the health and safety of the Waipiʻo Valley community and the community-at-large as we head into the long weekend,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “Our numbers have hit record heights, and preventing large gatherings to the best of our ability is a surefire way to stop the spread and get things back to normal.

Roth went on to encourage all Hawaiʻi Island residents to stay home as much as possible this weekend.

“There will be ample time for us to get together and celebrate again, but that time is not now,” he stated.

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