Update from Department of Facility Maintenance Director Ross Sasamura:
“Division of Road Maintenance (DRM) crew responded to the Hotel Street roadway cracking issue this morning. The cracking and broken section of the road appears to be the result of settlement of the sub base from prolonged water seepage (from surface) and continuous bus traffic.
Due to the anticipated pedestrian activity and traffic this evening with a First Friday event, temporary repairs were completed using hot mix asphalt. Permanent repairs will be scheduled to minimize disruptions to area businesses and bus traffic.”
Honolulu police have blocked off a section of Hotel Street in downtown Honolulu after getting reports of the road caving in.
Hotel Street is blocked off between Maunakea Street and Nuuanu Avenue.