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Ground Penetrating Radar along Highway 11 Jan 7-16, 2019

Just a heads up to our guests traveling to Volcano Village and Hawaii Volcanoes National park during these dates to expect minor delays.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________ HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the traveling public of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey work that will be conducted on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) from mile markers 28 to 32 in Volcano on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 through Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily. No lanes will be closed; however, a GPR survey unit and shadow vehicle will travel along the roadway at speeds of 15-20 miles per hour. For each one-mile segment the travel duration is anticipated to be four minutes. After each one-mile segment the vehicles will pull off the roadway to allow traffic to pass. The GPR survey work involves collection of data relating to subsurface voids associated with cracking, sinkin…

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Re-Opens again...for a few weeks anyway...

I can’t believe it is February of 2019!The entire month of January flew by before I could get a blog out about the latest and greatest news happenings here in Volcano.
It seems 2019 didn’t start off much better for those of us on the East side of Hawaii Island.The partial Government shut down closed off part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the last 3 weeks.The park is open again, until at least Feb 15th, 2019 so you might want to plan accordingly if you are coming to visit.
The good news is, even though parts of the park may be shut down again, there is still quite a bit to see, however flowing lava is not one of those things.
I’m surprised by the number of guests I continually meet that ask about seeing the active lava flow.(Where were you guys in 2018??) The lava flow subsided as did the collapse of the summit crater, Halemau’mau, around August 4, 2018. The USGS and HVO announced the official end of the Kilauea eruption that has lasted for the past 35 years on December 6, 2018. …