Long-awaited draft EA puts county one step closer to reopening Puna roads cut off by lava

Federal Emergency Management Agency A map of the 2018 Kilauea lava flow with the roads to be restored highlighted.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Work to restore Pohoiki Road in Puna is one step closer to reality after FEMA on Thursday released a draft EA for the project.

Nearly five years after the end of the 2018 Kilauea eruption, a long-delayed environmental report about the reopening of Pohoiki Road and other lower Puna roads inundated by lava finally was published Thursday.