Nu‘uanu Pali Tunnels

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Nu‘uanu Pali Tunnels
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Nu‘uanu Pali Tunnels traveling on Pali Highway windward bound.
Route Pali Highway (Hawaii Route 61)
Crosses Nuʻuanu Pali
Start Honolulu
End Windward Oʻahu
Opened 1959[1] or 1961[2]
Traffic Automobile

The Nuʻuanu Pali Tunnels are a set of four highway tunnels (two in each direction) on the Pali Highway (Hawaii Route 61) which pass through the Nuʻuanu Pali. These tunnels serve as one of three trans-Koʻolau routes between Honolulu (leeward Oʻahu) and the communities of windward Oʻahu. Also, the Nuuanu Pali Tunnels serve as a major transportation route from Kaneohe and Kailua over to Honolulu. These tunnels and the Pali Highway were built to provide a safer route through the mountain ridge, replacing a narrow, winding, and dangerous road over the mountain.


  1. ^ Allen, R.C. (2004). Creating Hawai'i Tourism: A Memoir. Bess Press. p. xiii. ISBN 978-1-57306-206-0. 
  2. ^ Helen G. Chapin, The Pali Tunnel, Hawaiian Historical Society 

External links

  • Media related to Pali Tunnels at Wikimedia Commons

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