Bulldozing begins on Highway 137; temporary road over lava rock to be used by landowners, area residents first

  • Grading of a temporary road over lava rock covering Highway 137 near MacKenzie State Recreation Area began Friday. TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald

The start of construction of a temporary road over a portion of Highway 137 covered by this year’s lava flows was welcome news to Leilani Estates resident Michael Brant.