Kolekole Bridge disruption: Emergency weight limit impacts emergency responders, truckers, mass transit

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Traffic for the Kolekole Bridge is backed up to the intersection for the Honomu Transfer Station on Highway 19 on Friday.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Robert Kealoha lets a single truck onto the Kolekole Bridge on Highway 19 on Friday. Only one vehicle at a time is allowed over the bridge.

State Sen. Lorraine Inouye on Friday said the state Department of Transportation is declaring the area of Hawaii Belt Road near Kolekole Bridge a “traffic emergency zone.”