Barriers pulled for Puna highway contraflow

State Department of Transportation crews in January installed concrete barriers along the mauka side of Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the entrance to the Huehue lava tube in North Kona. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today, file)

KAILUA-KONA — Concrete barriers installed earlier this year to prevent cars from stopping alongside Queen Kaahumanu Highway to view the Huehue lava tube are being removed.