09/12/19-LOOP ROAD REPAIR STATUS UPDATEPosted on Sep 12, 2019 in Forestry & Wildlife, Main, Media, News Releases, slider
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release: September 12, 2019
Loop Road Repair Status Update
(Līhuʻe) – On Sunday September 8, 2019 at the King Kaumualiʻi Elementary School Cafeteria with the help of Kaua’i County Council Member Cowden, the DLNR Kaua’i Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) held an informational meeting regarding the timeline and plan for the Līhu‘e-Kōloa Forest Reserve Loop Road repair work. It was a great opportunity to hear the community interest and hopes for this area. DOFAW Kaua’i wishes to work better with open communication so that our actions in the future will help create a positive space for the community and future generations to enjoy.
After listening to concerns and comments, DOFAW will begin to start repairs of Loop Road. In the next couple weeks, contractors will begin preparing a staging area for material and equipment off Kuamoʻo Road. On September 30, 2019, road repairs will begin, and a gate will be installed just after the powerline trail on Loop Road.
The major concern during the period of road repair work is the safety of the public and the contractors. Therefore, the gate will remain closed from Monday to Friday during the construction period. We understand the relationship that the community has with the area and agree it would be beneficial to have the road open on the weekends for the public. However, during the construction period, if there is vandalism or destruction to newly repaired sections, DOFAW will have to close the gate on weekends as to not hinder the progress of the repairs.
DOFAW will regularly communicate with the community on the Loop road repair status and will try to complete repairs as soon as possible.
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Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
808-587-0396 (Communications Office)