HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State transportation officials reopened Pali Highway Sunday evening after work finished ahead of schedule to stabilize a hillside at the hairpin turn on the highway's windward side.
The highway was closed in both directions Friday night so workers could spend the weekend removing truckloads of dirt and debris that posed a potential risk to drivers after a landslide there two weeks ago. Workers also placed steel mesh on the hillside to contain rock falls.
The highway was reopened at 5:40 p.m., more than nine hours ahead of schedule.
The state Department of Transportation thanked drivers for their patience during the closure.