State, county eye bypass routes for Highway 11

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The northbound lane of Highway 11 was closed July 25 for road work near Piimauna Drive in Volcano Village.

The state and county are looking at the possibility of building a bypass route or routes as the condition of Highway 11 near Volcano Village and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park deteriorates because of near-constant seismic activity at the summit of Kilauea volcano.