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Environmental review for emergency access route

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed […]

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as a two-lane roadway

Mayor Billy Kenoi said, “The two-lane, reconstructed Chain of Craters Road will be a lifeline for thousands of our residents, and is essential for the safety and well-being of our working families and our entire community.”

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State owned portion of Chain of Craters Road turned over to Hawaii County

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today issued an executive order that turns over 3.68 miles of the state-owned portion of Chain of Craters Road near Kalapana to Hawaii County. The executive order states that the land is “hereby turned over to the County of Hawaii, in fee simple, for use as a county highway, and the County […]

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Visitors to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park walk along the closed section of Chain of Craters Road leading to the lava flow which cut-off access to Kaimu. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Governor signs supplemental emergency proclamation to rebuild Chain of Craters Road

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a supplemental emergency proclamation to include the repair, restorations, rebuilding, or reestablishment of Chain of Craters Road, for use as an alternate emergency route should the June 27th lava flow cross Highway 130 near Pahoa and isolate communities in lower Puna from the rest of Hawaii County.

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Cars lined-up on the mauka side of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near the turn-around. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route for Lower Puna

The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

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Volcano Watch: Spatter erupted from the heart of the Koa‘e fault system at Kilauea

Seldom does one find evidence of an eruption where none was known before. We generally assume that Kilauea erupts only at the summit or along its two rift zones. That view has to change….

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Officials at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Chain of Craters Road at 4 p.m. today, after a 24-hour closure resulting from new eruptive activity at Kīlauea volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

Chain of Craters Road reopens for spectacular evening views of Kilauea eruption

Officials at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Chain of Craters Road at 4 p.m. today, after a 24-hour closure resulting from new eruptive activity at Kīlauea volcano’s Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater.

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Hawaii Volcanoes reopens Chain of Craters Road

Hawaii Volcanoes reopens Chain of Craters Road

MEDIA RELEASE Superintendent Cindy Orlando has announced the reopening of six miles of the upper Chain of Craters Road from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. “Reduced sulfur dioxide emissions and strong trades allow us to expand visitor opportunities to safely explore more of the park,” Orlando said. However, Hawaii Volcanoes is a geologically dynamic […]

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