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Emergency Proclamation Extended to Maui County For Roadwork

Hawaii Department of Transportation

The state has extended an emergency proclamation to cover Maui County so that funds can be used to restore parts of Honoapi?ilani Highway affected by landslides in the recent heavy rains.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green, acting in Gov. David Ige's stead, earlier issued a proclamation to speed up work on the Pali Highway that was closed after several landslides last week. Drivers on the highway, one of the major routes between Kailua/Kaneohe and Honolulu, can use contraflow lanes during the workweek through Friday or alternate roadways, including the H-3 freeway, Likelike Highway and Kalanianaole Highway.

Motorists on Maui can expect intermittent full closures of Honoapi?ilani Highway beginning today as work continues to address a rock fall hazard.

Department of Transportation crews have inspected the highway between Honokohau Valley and the Nakalele Point Lighthouse. Rock scaling will be done to remove boulders and rocks loosened by recent heavy rains from slopes above the highway.

Work will take place weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting today.

Derrick Malama is the local anchor of Morning Edition.
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