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Kauai’s Kuhio Highway off to slightly bumpy start

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Vehicles drove freely along Kuhio Highway after it opened Monday, even as work continued at various places along the roadway, as here in Waipa.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Houston visitors Morgan Dobson, left, Dayna Riley, Emmie Riley, 6, Lance Riley, Miles Riley, 8, and Erik Dobson walked along the boardwalk from Kee Beach back to the new parking lot at Ha‘ena State Park on Monday after the reopening of Kuhio Highway. They are frequent visitors to the area, and the elder Dobsons were married on Lumahai Beach just down the road. After severe rain on April 14-15, 2018, many popular attractions were cut off from access by the highway’s closure.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kee Beach was not very crowded on the first day of the reopening of Kuhio Highway to Ha‘ena State Park.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kuhio Highway reopens to allow access to areas on Kauai damaged by flooding.

It wasn’t all smooth riding when a 2-mile stretch of Kauai’s Kuhio Highway opened Monday, restoring access to some of the Garden Isle’s most popular tourist attractions under new tourism management guidelines. Read more

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