HALEAKALA, Maui -- The top eight miles of the road that leads to
the 10,023-foot summit and volcano crater of Haleakala National
Park will be under construction through the first week in August.
In the crater area, which is the highlight of the two-hour drive
up the volcano, there are two places from which to view the volcano
crater: the summit parking lot and the Haleakala Visitors
The summit parking lot is closed and will reopen May 25.
The visitors center and its parking lot will be closed for three
weeks beginning the last week in May, depending on construction
schedules, according to a National Park Service spokeswoman.
Visitors driving the road on weekdays during the construction
period should expect one-hour delays in each direction, the
spokeswoman said, adding that two-lane traffic will be restored on
Bicycles will not be allowed on the eight miles of road during
the construction period.
Farther down the road, the Kalahaku Overlook, at 9,324 feet,
will be closed during the three months, as well.