DOT has ‘control and jurisdiction’ of Maunakea Access Road

  • Demonstrators stand at Maunakea Access Road at sunrise July 15. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The Maunakea Access Road is under the control and jurisdiction of state Department of Transportation, the state Attorney General, and the departments of Hawaiian Homelands and Transportation said in a joint statement issued Friday afternoon.