- Access into Wainiha and Haena is limited to (see Mayor's Emergency Rule #1):
- Area Residents
- Emergency Response (9-1-1)
- Official County/State/Federal Government Officials and Contractors
- Approved Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
- Access Schedule (as of 5/31/18)
Monday through Saturday:
- 6 a.m. First trip from Waikoko to Wainiha.
- 6:30 a.m. First trip from Wainiha to Waikoko, to include shuttle.
- 8:30 a.m. Waikoko to Wainiha.
- 9 a.m. Wainiha to Waikoko.
- 12 p.m. Waikoko to Wainiha.
- 12:20 p.m. Wainiha to Waikoko, to include shuttle.
- 12:40 p.m. Waikoko to Wainiha, to include shuttle.
- 1 p.m. Wainiha to Waikoko.
- From 5 to 6:30 p.m. authorized vehicles will be escorted through the closure on an alternating basis, and the checkpoints will be locked at 7 p.m.
- 10:30 p.m. Wainiha to Waikoko.
- 11 p.m. Waikoko to Wainiha (last trip of the day).
- Limited local access is available on an alternating basis between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- The first trip begins at 7 a.m. from Waikoko to Wainiha. A pilot vehicle will escort placarded vehicles under 16,000 pounds from the checkpoint to the other side of the closure in Wainiha. The pilot vehicle will then escort vehicles from Wainiha to Waikoko and continue on an alternating basis until approximately 6:30 p.m.
- At 10:30 p.m. a Wainiha to Waikoko trip will run. (UPDATED: 6/8/18)
- An 11 p.m. Waikoko to Wainiha trip will be the last run of the day. (UPDATED: 6/8/18)
The shuttle service provided by the Hanalei Colony Resort for Wainiha-Hā‘ena residents will take them from the Hanalei Colony Resort to the Hanalei Neighborhood Center, and back, during the above schedule, daily.
- Distribution for Wainiha-Hā‘ena Placards, Work Passes and Shuttle Passes:
Starting on Monday, June 4, resident placards, work passes and shuttle passes for the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area will be verified and distributed through the County’s Planning Department at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, during the following office hours, excluding holidays:
Mondays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and
Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To receive a resident placard, Wainiha and Hā‘ena residents must physically bring their vehicle to the Līhu‘e Civic Center and be able to prove that their identity matches the residency and ownership information in the County’s real property tax database. Documents that prove residency, such as a real property tax bill or a utility bill, much show an address and must also match a government issued photo ID presented by the applicant. Trust documents may be required for those homes held in a trust, or marriage certificates for spouses of owners.
Insurance adjusters, utility company personnel, private contractors and others needing access to work in the isolated Wainiha-Hā‘ena area may apply for a five-day weekday work pass, and a two-day weekend work pass through the Planning Department at the days and times stated above.
To receive a work pass, individuals must bring a work order or authorization from the landowner listed on the County’s real property tax database. Planning officials may call the landowner to further verify the applicant’s information and to ensure the individual is seeking to conduct legitimate business in the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area.
Work passes will be distributed to no more than two passes per company or organization, per address. No overnight stays are permitted with these passes. Passes are limited in quantity, and will be distributed first-come, first-served.
Shuttle passes for Wainiha-Hā‘ena residents will be distributed through the Planning Department at the days and times stated above. To receive a shuttle pass, Wainiha-Hā‘ena residents must be prepared to prove residency.