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Hāna Highway Landslide Repair Closure in Kīpahulu

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The Maui County Public Works Department announced it will be closing down a portion of Hāna Highway next week in order to repair landslide damage to the road in Kīpahulu.

The closure is located about half a mile on the Hāna side of Haleakalā National Park in Kīpahulu, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16-18.

The county emphasizes that this will be a “full road closure, meaning traffic will not be permitted through the area during working hours,” according to a county press release.

Motorists will be advised of road closures by electronic message boards – one located in Hāna town and one at ʻUlupalakua Ranch. People who drive the route routinely have received advanced notification of the pending road closures.

Roadwork includes excavation, the pouring of hot mix asphalt pavement sections, installation of sections of wire mesh with soil/rock anchors, erosion control matting and hydromulch seeding.

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Tom’s Backhoe and Excavation is the contractor for the $836,071 project. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 270-7745.

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