Foundation Beneath Privately-Owned Ka‘ū Roadway Compromised

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Old Cane Haul Road above Pāhala Town is closed due to a large hole that has compromised its foundation, authorities reported.

Measuring about two feet wide, four feet long and eight feet deep, the hole was located about 1.5 miles above the Ka‘ū town on the privately-owned roadway. According to Hawai‘i police, the integrity of an approximate 30-foot section of road is suspected of being compromised by a deteriorating drainage culvert buried beneath the roadway.

Road closure signs have been placed on either side of the affected location. Motorists are strongly advised against crossing this area and to use alternate routes until repairs are made by the landowners.


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