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Road Access

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Overview

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. 

Progress

  • 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.

Planning

  • The County is assessing what additional roads should be restored as part of the recovery planning process.  
  • No schedule or timeline has been determined for restoring Pohoiki Road, Highway 137, or Lighthouse Road.

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Highway 132 status – Updated Dec. 2, 2019

  • 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.
  • Anticipated cost of up to $6.5 million to be covered by Federal Highway Administration.
  • Residents and visitors are reminded to stay off private property and not to venture over the lava flow field, which remains hazardous. 

Pohoiki Road status – Updated Dec. 19, 2019

  • Surveying: Drone survey complete; to be supplemented by ground survey before and during construction.
  • Design: On-going.
  • Right of Entry acquisition on-going, approximately 60% complete.
  • Permitting: On-going
  • Budget: Coordinating/negotiating with Federal Emergency Management Agency

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