(BIVN) – Motorists hoping to use Highway 19 along the Hamakua Coast on Monday afternoon will have to detour onto Papaikou Mill Road as the state continues emergency repairs to Kapue Bridge.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation says the emergency work on September 10 “will require a full closure of the highway at mile marker 6.5 (Kapue Bridge) as a concrete pumping truck is stationed to make repairs to a bridge footing that suffered significant scour during Tropical Cyclone Lane.”
According to HDOT:
The closure is anticipated to take three hours between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. During the full closure, motorists will be detoured to Papaikou Mill Road. Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight above 10 tons (20,000 pounds) will not be able to use the detour as the bridge on the county road has a weight limit of 10 tons. For reference, most passenger vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of 2 tons.
Work is weather dependent, state officials say.