No consensus on Waipio Valley Access Road closure

Waipio Valley Road descends 900 feet in less than a mile and has an average grade of 25 percent, though some areas are steeper. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)


CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct an erroneous number provided regarding pedestrians using the Waipio Valley Access Road. Chris Yuen, a member of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources — although he said he was speaking solely as a private citizen, did not state 3,000 people used the road annually, but rather 50,000. It is the policy of West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any misleading or incorrect information when it is brought to the attention of the newspaper.