State, county eye bypass routes for Highway 11

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The northbound lane is closed for road work on Highway 11 last Wednesday near Piimauna Drive in Volcano.

HILO — The state and county are looking at the possibility of building a bypass route or routes as the condition of Highway 11 near Volcano village and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park deteriorates because of near-constant seismic activity at the summit of Kilauea volcano.