Ask The Mayor: What’s Being Done to Improve Pedestrian Safety Near ʻĪao School

January 7, 2019, 4:18 PM HST · Updated January 7, 12:43 PM
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Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.

File photo by Wendy Osher. Image graphic: Maui Now

Q: For years, I have watched children, including my own, walk and ride their bikes to and from school along the mauka side of Waiʻale Road below ʻĪao School. This section is pretty dangerous for kids, who live too close to school to ride the bus. Is there something that can be done to help these children?

A: Thank you for the question and this is a concern I share as well, especially with the pau hana traffic later in the afternoon. I’m happy to report that the County of Maui Public Works is working on a project to build a sidewalk from Kaohu Street to the Kehalani subdivision sidewalks.

The current timeline for the project is to complete designs by this fall, and depending on funding, proceed with construction in the early part of next year. In the meantime, the department has already constructed a raised curb to protect keiki and pedestrians along the Kīhei side of Kaohu Street. We look forward to constructing many more projects, such as these to protect our residents and visitors. Mahalo for your question.

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Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, ninth floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.

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

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