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Kahekili Road Resurfacing Updates Available Online

October 28, 2014, 1:44 PM HST
* Updated October 29, 12:53 PM
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Kahakuloa road resurfacing. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

Kahekili Hwy road resurfacing. File photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

County crews continue work on a road resurfacing and pavement preservation project along the Kahekili Highway.

Work on the third and final phase of the project got underway on Monday, Oct. 6, and is scheduled for completion by March 31, 2015.

Work on the final phase started at mile 10.5 near Wailena Gulch and will end at mile 7 near the entrance of Camp Maluhia.

Motorists are advised of traffic delays, including partial and full road closures during work hours from Monday through Friday, excluding County holidays.

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Drivers are asked to stay off the road from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on work days, so that equipment can be staged and workers can make other preparations.

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County officials advise that the work schedule may be impacted by inclement weather or by unforeseen conditions.

Kahekili Highway project area map. Image courtesy County of Maui.

Kahekili Highway project area map. Image courtesy County of Maui.

As work continues, the Maui Department of Public Works advises that updates on road closures and other announcements related to the Kahekili Highway Paving Project are available online.  In addition to project and road closure updates, the webpage features a map of the project area and a link to subscribe to email updates.

Residents are asked to adjust family and work schedules to accommodate the safety improvements to this heavily-traveled road, and motorists are asked to obey all posted signage and roadblock advisories.

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County officials say the road will be opened as needed to allow the school bus and any emergency responders to pass through the closed area.

The work is being conducted by the county Public Works crews at an estimated cost of $500,000 through the County’s Pavement Preservation program.

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