Ask the Mayor: Līpoa Light Should Accommodate School Traffic

November 5, 2018, 11:35 AM HST · Updated November 5, 11:42 AM

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: Who can we reach out to for a request for a traffic study? The light at Līpoa and Piʻilani needs to stay green like 30-45 more seconds from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. It is ridiculous that only four to five cars can get through a green light when there are four schools on Līpoa. The traffic lights should be programmed to accommodate the school traffic on Līpoa Monday through Friday.  Mahalo.

A: I’m told the State Department of Transportation is aware of this issue and is working on it. Staggered pick-up and drop-off times might work as well but that’s something that the school needs to coordinate with parents.


Want to ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at, by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.


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