Oversized Equipment Transporting to Kalapana

The State Department of Transportation will be transporting over-sized heavy equipment through Waikoloa Road to Kalapana for use on the evacuation routes on Tuesday morning.

There will be intermittent road closures from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. along the Waikoloa roadway (Queen Kaahumanu Highway to Māmalahoa Highway 190).

Saddle Road., Puainako Street, Highway 11, and Highway 130 will also be affected with intermittent road closures.

Motorists are advised to drive with caution and expect delays as police escorts will have to block the entire roadway in certain areas to allow for the large transport trucks to safely transverse this route to the final destination at Kalapana.

The County of Hawaii Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact the State Department of Transportation, Donald Smith, Hawai‘i District Engineer at 933-8866.

Photo:  Close view of lava channel in middle of the lava flow erupting from fissure 8 during Monday (May 28) morning’s overflight at about 7 a.m. USGS photo.