Hawaii Department of Transportation Monitoring Highway In Case of Emergency Closure

Dec. 1, 2022
HDOT is monitoring the Daniel K. Inouye Highway after Mauna Loa erupted Sunday night

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is assessing threats to Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Highway 200/Saddle Road) near the eruption of Mauna Loa.

The transportation department is coordinating with all county, state, and federal partners in the Emergency Operation Center on Hawaii Island, and in constant communication with the Governor’s Office.

The highway remains open, however HDOT is monitoring the situation and has plans for messaging in the area and equipment if it becomes necessary to close the heavily used roadway and divert traffic.

HDOT remains in constant contact with HI-EMA for the latest on the eruption, which started late Sunday night. A preliminary plan for the possibility of closing the highway can be found here.

Lava is two days away from Daniel K. Inouye Highway at the very earliest.

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Source: The Hawaii Department of Transportation