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Upgrades to Maui Electric Wailuku Heights Substation to Impact Traffic

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Wailuku Heights Substation work area map. Image courtesy Maui Electric Company.

Wailuku Heights Substation work area map. Image courtesy Maui Electric Company.

By Maui Now Staff

As part of efforts to upgrade and modernize Maui’s electrical system, Maui Electric will be performing work at the Wailuku Heights Substation on West Alu Road throughout the month of November.

Work will take place Mondays to Saturdays, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will result in possible traffic delays on West Alu Road during this time.

Company officials say electrical service to the area will not be impacted.

The project consists of upgrading electrical equipment, including transformers and electrical lines, which require heavy transport equipment and a crane.

South Alu Road, 12:50 p.m. 7/21/11, Photo by Wendy Osher.

Alu Road, file photo by Wendy Osher.

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“Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue working to upgrade our island’s aging electrical infrastructure,” said Mat McNeff, manager of engineering at Maui Electric.

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“Such improvements are part of our overall efforts to maintain a safe, reliable and resilient electric system for our Maui community,” he said.

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