The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.
By Mayor Alan Arakawa
Q: I’m just a concerned parent that lives on Mokapu Street in Kahului. I notice every other street around us has speed bumps except ours. Why is that so?
Are we gonna wait till a kid who plays on the street gets run over? Then a big lawsuit. I’ve been living on this street for 13 years.
A: County records show that while your street has a total of four speed humps (two between Lono and Makalii streets and two between Makalii and Laau), there are no speed humps on the stretch of Mokapu between Laau and Hina.
The existing speed humps were applied for in 1999; since then there have been no requests for speed humps on Mokapu Street.
You can request that speed humps be installed on your section of Mokapu, through the same process that residents went through when speed humps were requested for the other sections of the street.
The process involves getting signatures from neighbors, ensuring there is community support for it.
Visit www.mauicounty.gov/engineering to learn what happens during the application and approval of speed humps on County minor streets, which are usually not wider than 24 feet and feed into collector streets.
This webpage also contains instructions on how to apply for street lights, as well as information on current and future Public Works projects including road improvements, rehabilitation and resurfacing projects.
Want to Ask the Mayor?
Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov , phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.