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Kuhio Highway reopens; protests begin

1/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Nancy Mae Chandler confronts a visitor while Ka’iulani Mahuka places cones in their path. Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
2/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Nancy Mae Chandler confronts a visitor while Ka’iulani Mahuka places cones in their path. Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
3/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Nancy Mae Chandler confronts a visitor while Ka’iulani Mahuka places cones in their path. Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from theIr destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
4/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Nancy Mae Chandler confronts a visitor while Ka’iulani Mahuka places cones in their path. Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
5/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were time turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
6/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
7/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
8/17
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RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Kuhio Highway was briefly closed by protesters on Tuesday morning. Visitors were turned away from their destinations on the north shore of Kauai.
9/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Miles Dobson, 8, mom, Morgan Dobson, dad, Erik Dobson, Emmie Dobson, 8, Dayna Riley and Lance Riley from Houston, TX, enjoy their morning on the sand at Ke'e Beach in Ha'ena State Park. They are frequent visitors to the area, as Erik and Morgan Dobson were married at Lumahai Beach just down the coast from Haena Beach. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
10/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Tamara Grout checks a driver for either a reservation or a Hawaii driver's license, either would allow the vehicle into the parking lot. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
11/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Visitors from Houston, (l-r) Erik Dobson, wife Morgan, son Miles, 8, daughter Emmie, 6, Dayna Riley and Lance Riley enjoy Ke'e Beach at Ha'ena State Park. They are frequent visitors to the islands and the area, as Erik and Morgan were married on Lumahai Beach just down the road. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
12/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Kuhio Highway, the road to Ha'ena State Park, opened to traffic, as a vehicle makes its way on a roadway near Cold Pond, just up the street from the new parking lot. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferr, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
13/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

The gate at the end of Kuhio Highway that leads to the old parking lot at Ha'ena State Park remains closed . The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
14/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

A sign points the way along a newly laid path from the new parking lot at Ha'ena State Park to points of interest further on. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
15/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Kelii Alapai, whose group Hui Maka 'Ainana O Makana maintains the lo'i just past the new parking lot at Haena State Park. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
16/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Vehicles drive freely along Kuhio Highway after it was opened today even as work continues at various places along the roadway, as here in Waipa. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.
17/17
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Vehicles drive freely along Kuhio Highway after it was opened today even as work continues at various places along the roadway, as here in Waipa, where a construction vehicle makes its way down the highway. The original May 1 reopening of Kuhio Highway was poised to become another Superferry, but the state’s decision to delay the reopening to May 20, then June 13 and now June 17 allowed for a softer start, on Monday.

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