County eyes reopening Highway 137 to Pohoiki

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Fissure 8 is seen from Pohoiki Road near the intersection of Highway 137 on June 21 during a media tour escorted by the Hawaii National Guard.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Highway 137 was closed May 25 after Kamaili Road because of lava entering the ocean.

The process of reopening Highway 137 to Pohoiki began Monday after county officials and private contractors visited the lava-covered roadway.