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Ask the Mayor: How to Request New Traffic Lights

March 16, 2015, 3:07 PM HST
* Updated March 23, 9:12 AM
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Waiʻale/Waiinu Road intersection. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Waiʻale/Waiinu Road intersection. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: What program and how long of a traffic study does it take to get a new traffic light installed at a busy intersection? For example, the intersection at Waiʻale Road and Waiʻinu Road needs a traffic light, so I’m wondering how long would that take? Mahalo.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

A: The county has completed a traffic study at that location, and the design of the traffic light has been initiated by Maui Lani Partners as required under our traffic master plan agreement. The design is tricky, however, given the geometrics of the intersection and the existing entrances to the commercial building along Waiʻale. Federal funds are available for construction, but not for a few years.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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