Kuhio Highway Access between Waikoko and Wainiha

Kuhio Highway Wainiha_Waikoko

 

  • Access into Wainiha and Haena is limited to (see Mayor's Emergency Rule #1, rev 04/29/19):
    • Area Residents (no visitors); provided that visitors who have verified reservations with a vacation rental holding a valid non-conforming use certificate may access the area
    • Emergency Response (9-1-1)
    • Official County/State/Federal Government Officials and Contractors
    • Approved Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
  • The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation reminds the residents of Wainiha and Hā‘ena that Phase II of night work on the Waipā Bridge on Kūhiō Highway (Route 560) continues through this weekend and into next week. The weekend schedule was updated to account for the closures during the Easter weekend.

    Limahuli Stream Crossing also remains closed to vehicles through April 30.

    The convoy will run on the regular schedule on Friday, April 26, with the bridge closing after the 7 p.m. convoy is completed. 

    The convoy will run on the regular schedule on Saturday, April 27, with no bridge closures that evening.

    The convoy will run on the Sunday / holiday schedule on Sunday, April 28, with the bridge closing after the 7 p.m. convoy is completed. 

    Phase II of the night work will continue on Monday, April 29 and continue through Tuesday, April 30 (ending before 5:50 a.m. on May 1).

    The Project will maintain the regular convoy schedule, with modifications as noted below, for the upcoming night work activities and is working with the Hanalei Colony Resort to provide a shuttle for residents from the West Waipā Park and Ride into Wainiha.  

    The night shuttle service is available for residents only.

    The night work at Waipa will continue through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 according to the following schedule:

    Waipa Bridge Night Work (Phase II) 

  • Work to take place nightly from 7 p.m. (after the last car passes through the convoy) to 5:50 a.m. (there will be no night work on Saturday, April 27)
  • Parking areas on either side of Waipā Bridge and pedestrian access will be available for those wanting to cross the bridge during night work hours
  • Parking areas will be secured at all times
  • The convoys will run on the regular schedule between Wainiha and Waikoko
  • The bridge will close to all vehicular traffic after 7 p.m., so any vehicles utilizing the convoy after 7 p.m. will not be able to travel over the Waipā Bridge
  • HDOT is coordinating with Hanalei Colony Resort to provide a shuttle for residents between the West Waipā Bridge Park and Ride and Wainiha. 

Convoys will run according to the Monday thru Saturday regular schedule posted at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/files/2019/03/2019.03.27-Convoy-Schedule.pdf with no vehicle access over Waipā Bridge after the 7 p.m. convoy. 

The convoy schedule for Friday, April 26, Monday, April 29, and Tuesday, April 30 in its entirety is:

  • 5:50 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 6:20 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 6:50 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 7:20 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 7:50 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 8:20 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 12:45 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 1:15 PM Waikokoto Wainiha
  • 1:45 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 2:15 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 5:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 5:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 6:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 6:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha (NOTE: This is the LAST CONVOY where you can drive all the way to Wainiha until the next morning at 6:20 a.m. After this convoy, you will need to leave your car at the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride from where a shuttle will take you to the Waipa Bridge pedestrian bridge overpass.)
  • 7:00 PM Wainiha to Hanalei (NOTE: This is the LAST CONVOY where you can drive all the way to Hanalei until the next morning at 5:50 a.m. Residents needing to go to Hanalei will need to leave their cars at the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride then cross the pedestrian bridge where a shuttle will transport you to the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride.)
  • 7:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 8:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 8:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 9:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 9:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 10:15 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 11:00 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha

The convoy schedule for Sunday, April 28 in its entirety is:

  • 6:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 6:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 7:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 7:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 8:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 8:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 9:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 9:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 10:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 10:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 11:00 AM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 11:30 AM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 12:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 12:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 1:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 1:30 PM Waikokoto Wainiha
  • 2:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 2:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 3:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 3:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 4:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 4:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 5:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 5:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 6:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko
  • 6:30 PM Waikoko to Wainiha (NOTE: This is the LAST CONVOY where you can drive all the way to Wainiha until the next morning at 6:20 a.m. After this convoy, you will need to leave your car at the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride from where a shuttle will take you to the Waipa Bridge pedestrian bridge overpass.)
  • 7:00 PM Wainiha to Hanalei (NOTE: This is the LAST CONVOY where you can drive all the way to Hanalei until the next morning at 5:50 a.m. Residents needing to go to Hanalei will need to leave their cars at the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride then cross the pedestrian bridge where a shuttle will transport you to the Waipa Bridge Park and Ride.)
  • 7:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 8:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 8:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 9:00 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 9:30 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha
  • 10:15 PM Wainiha to Waikoko Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge
  • 11:00 PM Waipa Bridge Park and Ride / Pedestrian Bridge Waikoko to Wainiha

Parking will be available on both the East and West sides of Waipā Bridge. Residents wanting to cross the bridge will need to leave their vehicles in the parking lots and cross Waipā Bridge using the pedestrian overpass. The East Park and Ride lot is located at the contractor's staging area as you approach Waipā on the mauka side of Kuhio Highway. A shuttle will be provided to transport residents from the Park and Ride area to the bridge. The West Park and Ride lot is located immediately adjacent to the bridge. Residents will be able to easily walk from the Park and Ride lot to the pedestrian overpass.  

All work is weather permitting. First responders have been notified and have planned staging and procedures in the event of an emergency requiring them to access the work zones.

Please note that the Project is aware of the Akita school bus that heads to Wainiha at 5:20 a.m. Crews will ensure that the bus will be able to cross Waipa Bridge at that time.

More information on the Waipa Bridge and other Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs can be found on the HDOT website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/2018-kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs/

  • Distribution for Wainiha-Hā‘ena Residential Decals and Temporary Weekday/Weekend Passes:

Beginning Friday, Jan. 25, passes for verified residents and temporary workers will be available at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center every Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The County’s Planning Department will continue to distribute passes at its office located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center every Monday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. However, passes will no longer be available in Līhu‘e on Fridays.

The following passes are available upon approval.

Permanent Residential Decals:

To receive a residential decal, Wainiha and Hā‘ena residents must physically bring their vehicle to the designated distribution site 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, must 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.

Temporary Weekday/Weekend Passes:

Insurance adjusters, utility company personnel, private contractors and others needing temporary access to work in the Wainiha-Hā‘ena area may apply for a five-day weekday pass, and a two-day weekend pass through the designated distribution sites above.

Those visiting the Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Fridays can only apply for a weekend pass, as passes are produced every Monday on a week-by-week basis.

To receive a weekday and/or weekend 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.

Weekday and/or weekend 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.

For more information on Wainiha-Hā‘ena passes, please contact the Mayor’s Office North Shore Community Liaison Polly Phillips at 241-4900 or pphillips@kauai.gov.

FEMA Individual Assistance

Homeowners and renters in the City and County of Honolulu and Kaua’i County that registered for disaster assistance with FEMA following the April storms and flooding are encouraged to stay in touch.

The deadline to apply for assistance has passed, but applicants can still track their application and should notify FEMA of changes to their information such as a mailing address, phone number, email address, insurance settlement information or other documentation.

Homeowners and renters can update their information in the following ways:

  • By going online to DisasterAssistance.gov
  • By calling 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362
  • By downloading the FEMA mobile app

Click here for more information.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes still have until March 27, 2019 to apply for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela, or call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 for more information.

Department of Education Updates

Student bus transportation service to resume to schedule implemented during road closure and convey period for students residing in Waikoko, Wainiha and Haena.

Due to the rescheduling of the opening of Kuhio Highway to the week of May 20, 2019 as stated in the Department of Transportation Press Release, student bus transportation services will resume to the bus pick-up and drop-off schedule implemented during the road closure and convoy period for students residing in the communities of Waikoko, Wainiha and Haena who attend Hanalei Elementary, Kapaa Middle and Kapaa High Schools.

For more information please visit the Department of Transportation website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs-news-releases/.

If you should have any questions, please contact the Kaua’i Complex Area Office at (808) 274-3503.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adjust to when the highway will reopen. Mahalo!

Building Permits

Public Works - Building Division

(808) 241-4854

Building Permit Quick Start Guide

Solid Waste Update - New Days of Operations at Kepuhi Point

County officials announced that the new days of operation for the solid waste staging area located at Kepuhi Point will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

“Given the extended timeline for the closure of Kūhiō Highway, from Waikoko to Wainiha, the reduction in hours is necessary to provide the community with continued refuse service at Kepuhi Point,” said Acting County Engineer Lyle Tabata.

The staging area will be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The hours of operation, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will remain the same.

Residents will be able to continue to dispose of the following: bulky items, green waste, tires, metals, white goods, and propane tanks.

Liquid waste, hazardous waste, and regular household refuse are not accepted at the staging area. Regular household refuse must be placed in county refuse carts on the right of way for weekly refuse collection service.  Refuse collection days are Fridays.

For residents who are not signed up for refuse collection service, they may take their trash to a refuse collection station. You may sign up for refuse collection service online at https://www.kauai.gov/RefuseCollection or call 241-4091.

“To help the county continue this service for the community, we ask residents not to use the site during non-operational hours,” added Acting County Engineer Lyle Tabata.

The Solid Waste Division encourages residents to utilize the Hanalei transfer station if possible, including the residential recycling bins.

For more information, please call the Solid Waste Division at 241-4841.

Health Recommendations

Kauai District Health Office: 808-241-3495

Mental Health Services

Kauai Family Guidance Center: 808-274-3883

Kauai Community Mental Health Center: 808-274-3190

Crisis Line of Hawaii (24/7): 1-800-753-6879

Child & Family Services Parent Line: 1-800-816-1222

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, TTY 1-800-846-8517, Text TalkWithUs to 66746

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/amhd/consumer/access/

Brown Water Advisories

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/

Tetanus

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/tetanus/

Leptospirosis

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/disease_listing/leptospirosis/

Mosquito concerns

Environmental Health Vector Control: 808-241-3306

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/epo/strategic/disease/

Control rats, slugs and snails on your property

For more information visit http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/farmfoodsafety/rat-lungworm/

Food safety tips

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/san/food-information/

Mold Exposure and Removal

For more information visit http://health.hawaii.gov/irhb/iaqpdf/