Lava from the 2018 Kīlauea eruption covered about 13 miles of public roads. Major roads that were inundated include Highway 132, Pohoiki Road and Highway 137.
- 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 funding through Public Assistance approved for road projects.
- Pohoiki Road is the next priority for restoration. No schedule or timeline has been determined. The County is assessing what additional roads should be restored as part of the recovery planning process.
Pohoiki Road status – Updated March 9, 2020
Pohoiki Road is the next priority for restoration. About 2.4 miles of the road was covered by lava during the eruption.
- Ground surveying to supplement drone survey before and during construction.
- Design: ongoing.
- Right of Entry acquisition: ongoing.
- Permitting: ongoing
Highway 132 status – Updated Feb. 21, 2020
- Highway 132 reopened Nov. 27, 2019.
- Construction began on June 10, 2019.
- About 3 miles of the road was covered by lava from the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.
- The total cost for Highway 132 reconstruction is approximately $5.75 million as of November 2019. To date, the County has received the same amount in reimbursement.
- Residents and visitors are reminded to stay off private property and not to venture over the lava flow field, which remains hazardous.
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