After months of delays, construction on Hawaii Island's Thirty Meter Telescope is set to resume next week.
Previous construction atttempts were met with protestors and blockades, garnering national and celebrity attention. The Thirty Meter Telescope was designed for construction on Big Island's highest mountain, Mauna Kea. Hawaiian mythology states that Mauna Kea is sacred, protected land, reserved for hereditary nobles, believed to have descended from Gods.
Henry Yang, chairman of the TMT International Observatory LLC board, states that they have "learned much" and are "committed to being good stewards on the mountain and inclusive of the Hawaiian community."
Road closures will be in place to help facilitate the process.