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Ask the Mayor: What Happened to Repaving Kokomo?

October 31, 2016, 7:20 AM HST
* Updated October 31, 7:27 AM
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Maui pothole. Debra Lordan photo.

Maui pothole. Debra Lordan photo.

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.

Your Honor,

Q: I realize that you responded some months ago to the question, “When will the repaving be completed on the remainder of Kokomo Road?” Nothing has been done and I believe it is time for an update on the completion of this repaving job.

The bottom of Kokomo, between Manuahi Place and the Ha‘ikū Community Center is in deplorable condition, particularly in the uphill direction. Not only is it dangerous, but it is causing severe unnecessary wear and tear on vehicles using the road.


If the repaving is not going to be restarted soon, then some temporary repairs need to be done immediately. Your response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


A: Thank you for checking. The project has been delayed due to some land acquisitions that are needed; Public Works plans to bid out the project next year.

In the meantime, the Highways Division will have maintenance staff do some patching on Kokomo Road in the interim.

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