News release – DLNR WARNS OF UNSTABLE AREAS ON WAILUA “LOOP ROAD” – Repairs Made – Additional Work Needed

Posted on Jan 24, 2018 in Latest News

DLNR WARNS OF UNSTABLE AREAS ON WAILUA “LOOP ROAD”

Repairs Made – Additional Work Needed

 

(LIHU‘E, KAUA‘I) —   This winter, the Wailua Management Road (aka.Loop Road), which leads to Kaua‘i’s Blue Hole area, has experienced severe damage due to heavy rains and falling trees. The road was closed on November 26, 2017 to all public access (foot and vehicular travel) beyond the point popularly known as “Jurassic” gate, due to hazardous road conditions. 

 

Repairs were recently made earlier this month by the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to keep the road passable. While the road has reopened the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) warns people to use caution when using it, especially in some large problematic areas which are still unstable, especially after rain. 

 

“From time to time Loop Road may be impassable for various reasons,” said Sheri Mann, DOFAW Kaua‘i district manager. “We are aware of these issues and doing our best to address them while we seek additional funds and manpower.  The public’s caution and patience is appreciated.”

 

Foot traffic is not encouraged due to the difficulty the road presents to emergency responders in the event of an accident.  

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Resources

(All video/images courtesy: DLNR)

(Shot Sheet Attached)

 

Photographs:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ggpe2dtj2i2t1yj/AAALDiQotnz7LipQDZP8F6yWa?dl=0

 

HD Video:
https://vimeo.com/252446540

 WAILUA MANAGEMENT ROAD Video and Photo Log

 

Media contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Communications specialist

Phone: (808) 587-0320