Officials at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park say the westbound lane of Crater Rim Drive will be closed for up to ten weeks beginning Monday, December 9, while crews replace a deteriorated water main. The project will replace approximately 3,000 feet of failing pipe that supplies water to the Jaggar Museum and the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Traffic controllers will alternate traffic flow through the single, open lane from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Wait times to pass through the construction area should not exceed 15 minutes. Both lanes will be open to traffic if there is no active construction.