The extension of Waiale Road was identified by the county as a long-range strategy to improve traffic flow within and around Waikapū Village, and provide an alternate route between Kahului and Wailuku.
The Kula Forest Reserve and Polipoli State Park on Maui remain closed following Tropical Cyclone Iselle, while damage assessment continues. Work to remove and clear downed trees from interior roads is expected to take several weeks to complete.
As emergency managers continue to assist individuals and communities recovering from damage caused by the Tropical Cyclone Iselle, the general public may be looking for ways to help through donations or volunteering.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is reporting a preliminary magnitude 3.6 earthquake reported overnight at 9:47 p.m. HST on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, near Honokaʻa on Hawaiʻi Island. There were no advisories issued following the quake.
The Maui Calls annual gala fundraiser for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, which had been postponed from August 8 due to hurricane and tropical storm Iselle, has since been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 27 starting at 6 p.m.