Ask the Mayor: When Will Upcountry Roads Be Fixed?

December 11, 2016, 1:19 PM HST · Updated December 11, 1:28 PM

Maui Now stock photo. Jan. 2009.

Maui Now stock photo. Jan. 2009.

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 at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Dear Mayor Arakawa,

Q: I know this subject has been addressed by you in previous responses but some of us local residents are wondering when the road below Fukushima Store will reopen? Also, when will the lower part of Kauhikoa Road get the potholes filled, as you mentioned last January?

The congestion and deteriorating pavement leads to many close calls by passing cars and trucks avoiding the deep potholes and each other!


Sincerely, a “concerned and frustrated Ha‘ikū resident.”

A: The project closing the road below Fukushima Store will be completed in the early part of next year, hopefully around February. The completion date is pending weather delays—and unfortunately, we have had a lot of rain in recent months—as well as the East Maui Irrigation water release schedule.




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