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Ask the Mayor: Why Don’t Road Closure Notices Include Date, Time?

October 9, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated October 9, 2:27 PM
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Lahaina road closure. Maui Now Graphic.

Lahaina road closure. Maui Now Graphic.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them 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.

Dear Mayor:

Q: I live in Lahaina and every time I call to check on a possible road closure, the recording doesn’t include the date and time. Would it be possible to have police include that information so we know how recently the announcement has been updated?

A: The road closure notifications are updated only when an accident or incident occurs and are not re-recorded daily. If there are no closures to report, the message will be recorded as “all roads are open” and not dated.

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