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.
- 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.
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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