Lava from the 2018 Kīlauea eruption covered about 13 miles of public roads. Public roads that were impacted are: Highway 137, Highway 132, Pohoiki Road, Leilani Avenue, Hinalo Street, Honuaula Street and Lighthouse Road.
- Temporary access to Isaac Hale Beach Park via Highway 137 established in December 2018.
- Access on Highway 132 was restored on Nov. 27, 2019.
- Photogrammetry survey completed for all inundated roads.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding through Public Assistance approved for road projects.
- Pohoiki Road is the next priority for restoration. The County is awaiting a Notice to Proceed from FEMA. No schedule or timeline is available at this time.
- The County is assessing what additional roads should be restored as part of the recovery planning process. Among the issues under consideration are: evacuation routes and connectivity; public safety; access to isolated homes and farms; residents’ interest in returning; challenges to restoration, including cost and feasibility; and mitigation of risks from future eruptions. Decisions are made with the help of the Recovery Task Force, an advisory group that includes representation from County staff, and County Council and community members.
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