Waterline Break in Kahului Fix UnderwayJuly 24, 2014, 5:59 AM HST · Updated July 24, 12:45 PM 0 Comments
By Maui Now Staff
(Update: 9:34 a.m. 7/24/14)
Water has since been restored to Maui Mall, Maui Clinic and Bank of Hawaiʻi; however, work continues as crews repair a main line break in Kahului.
Personnel from the Department of Water Supply are closing up the repair site, and traffic should be back to normal by noon.
To minimize public impact, follow up work is scheduled for Sunday.
Crews from the Maui Department of Water Supply are currently working to repair a 12-inch main line break at the intersection of Kaʻahumanu and Puʻunēnē Avenues in Kahului.
Department officials said that as of 5:30 a.m., the Maui Mall, Maui Clinic and Bank of Hawaiʻi had no water; however, crews were installing a bypass to get water to the locations while the break is being fixed.
The department estimates the fix to be complete in about six hours at around 11:30 a.m.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the area. Department officials say traffic on Kaʻahumanu Avenue will be affected in both directions and motorists can expect delays.