Hawaii Route 130

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Route 130 marker

Route 130
Route information
Maintained by HDOT
Length21.639 mi[1] (34.825 km)
Major junctions
South endnear Kaimū
North end Route 11 near Keaʻau
Location
CountiesHawaii
Highway system
Routes in Hawaii
Route 99Route 132

Route 130 is a state highway in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. It runs from Route 11 at Ke'aau through the Puna District to Kaimū.

End of Route 130, August 2016

Route description[edit]

Route 130 starts from the intersection of Ke'aau on Route 11, in the south of Hilo. It heads south on the east side of Kīlauea to Pahoa, where Route 132 branches out via Kapoho to Cape Kumukahi with further connection to Route 137, and curves toward west, ending at Kaimū.[2]

History[edit]

Route 130 used to travel further to the west and was connected via Kaimū and Kalapana to Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, the lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater that started in 1983 buried Kaimū and Kalapana, and cut that connection.

In the more recent years, in 2014 and 2018, the Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava appeared in the subdivisions in the suburbs of Pahoa, and forced the people there to evacuate.


An expanded view of Kīlauea, showing Routes 11 and 130

See also[edit]

Map of major highways on the Big Island, including Route 130 to the far east

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawaii Department of Transportation (October 2016). "State DOT Road Inventory" (ESRI Shapefile). Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  2. ^ Bier, James A. Map of Hawai'i, the Big Island (Map). University of Hawai'i Press.[full citation needed]

External links[edit]

Media related to Hawaii Route 130 at Wikimedia Commons