Work to prevent rockfalls on Waipiʻo Valley Road to begin May 22 — with road closure
Work to prevent rockfalls along Waipiʻo Valley Road will begin on May 22, according to the Hawaiʻi County’s Public Works Engineering Division.
To facilitate the necessary work and ensure public safety, the road will be closed to all traffic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“This precautionary measure is vital to safeguard the public from any potential risks associated with the project,” the county said in a news release.
The initial phase of the rockfall mitigation effort will focus on the section of Waipiʻo Valley Road stretching from the entrance of Waipiʻo Valley Lookout to a distance of 750 feet down the slope. The anticipated timeline for completion of this phase is approximately six weeks.
“We kindly request the understanding and patience of residents, businesses and all individuals who may be inconvenienced during this period,” the county said. “The temporary closure of the road is necessary to ensure a safe and efficient work environment for our construction crews.”