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Kahekili Highway Road Stabilization Begins July 10

June 15, 2017, 8:29 AM HST · Updated June 15, 3:13 PM
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A roadway stabilization project will be conducted on the Kahekili Highway in Kahakuloa next month. The $3.7 million project will address deteriorating conditions and will take place between miles 15 and 16 of the highway along a narrow portion of road.

Kahekili Highway in Kahakuloa. PC: County of Maui.

Public Works Director David Goode acknowledged the inconvenience, but noted the road will continue to deteriorate until it is unpassable if not addressed.

Summer was chosen as the best time to begin the project because of better weather, longer daylight and no school traffic.

Work is scheduled for July 10th through February 2018, however county officials say the project could be completed as soon as the end of this year.

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Residential and tourist traffic will still be able to reach Kahakuloa from the Wailuku side of the highway, or before and after construction start/end times from the Lahaina side.

The work is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and county holidays – weather permitting.

Kahekili road work map.

Advisory signs warning motorists about the road closure ahead will be placed on both sides of the highway, in Kapalua on the Lahaina side of the project.

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Discussions with the community about the condition of the road, necessary repairs and road closure have been ongoing since 2012, with the most recent community meeting taking place on May 11, 2017.

The work contract was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

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