Kalanianaole Hwy reopened in Waimanalo after sinkhole repair…
KHON NEWS – Honolulu, Hawaii
Kalanianaole Highway is back open Friday.
State crews spent the night fixing a large sinkhole in the road near Mekia Street in front of Shima’s Supermarket. The road was reopened at around 4:30 a.m.
While the hole did not look all that large on the surface, the state Department of Transportation said it was seven feet wide and six feet deep beneath the pavement.
Traffic was detoured and, because the highway is a road many rely on to get home, drivers were forced to sit in gridlock Thursday evening.
“Crazy. It’s the biggest, longest line I’ve seen in my life,” one driver said.
“We’ve been here (sitting in traffic) for 40, 45 minutes, maybe?” another driver said.
Officials said the hole was likely caused by a sewer pipe.
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