County, mayor sued over Waipi‘o 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 file)

A community organization has filed a lawsuit against the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Ikaika Rodenhurst, alleging the closure of Waipi‘o Valley Road to all but a handful of people is unlawful.