Emergency work to remove and dispose of loose rocks at Manawainui Gulch will require the daytime closure of Piilani Highway at Milepost 27.5 from Saturday, July 16, through Tuesday, July 19. The planned closure will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Manawainui Gulch is on the southern flank of Haleakala between Kanaio and Kaupo. Motorists visiting Hana should plan to return to Central Maui on Hana Highway via Keanae and Haiku. Motorists traveling from Kula and Keokea will not be able to drive through to Hana during construction hours.
Prometheus Construction is the contractor for the project to remove and dispose of loose rocks and debris. Other work includes repairing wire mesh and replacing guardrails.
Electronic sign boards will be installed at four locations to inform motorists of the roadway closure. The signs will be posted on Hana Highway in Haiku and Hana town, and in Kula and Ulupalakua.
For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division at (808) 270-7745.