Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/UShttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/After a year without tourists, the Kauai crossing off opens again
After a year without tourists, the Kauai crossing off opens again
HĀ'ENA, Hawaii – To reach the northeast corner of Kauai Island, driving or cycling is required on a winding two-lane highway surrounded by mountains and sea, where the rocky front walls are interwoven with strips of sandy beach protected from fringe riffs  Two kilometers from the Kūhi highway this was once again opened this week after being closed from April 2018 due to landslides caused by record rainfall. Now parts of the mountain are retained by a wire mesh that climbs 40 meters into a motorway repair project that is expected to cost at least $ 85 million. Three narrow bridges, built in 1912, were destroyed and only one was completely repaired; the other two are partially finished, with improvised wooden rails and cones that block the cars from crashing into the Pacific Ocean.
Without tourists to breed the wildlife, local plants and animals are recovering, and even the local community becomes stronger. The highway leads to the Haena State Park, which has once attracted more than 2,000 visitors a day. Although tourism is the main economic driver in Hawaii, employees are reviewing their position of hosting nearly 1
0 million tourists a year through the six islands accessible to visitors. To preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, Hawaii tries to move from encouraging to restrictive tourists. With the resumption of the Kūhiō highway, the new provisions will aim to reduce the number of visitors to the park by half, and the goal that some locals say is not enough.