Newly expanded highway will still shut all the way down for Ironman

  • An artist rendering, provided by Al Gustavson, shows what it would look like with bikes and cars sharing the four lanes of Queen Kaahumanu Highway on race day. (Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • The state Department of Transportation confirmed that both sides of Queen Kaahumanu Highway — from Keahole Airport to Palani roads — will be closed on Oct. 13 for the Ironman World Championship despite new lanes being added. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The state Department of Transportation confirmed that both sides of Queen Kaahumanu Highway — from Keahole Airport to Palani roads — will be closed on Oct. 13 for the Ironman World Championship despite new lanes being added. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The state Department of Transportation said that both sides of Queen Kaahumanu Highway — from Keahole Airport Road to Palani Road — will be closed on Oct. 13 for the Ironman World Championship despite new lanes being added. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — More lanes, more of the same.