War Memorial Football Stadium Parking Lot Closed From March 2 to Aug. 31

March 2, 2020, 6:48 AM HST · Updated March 2, 6:48 AM
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War Memorial Complex Parking lot. PC: County of Maui.

The parking lot at the War Memorial Complex will be closed to the public from March 2 through Aug. 31, 2020, for the construction of the War Memorial Complex Paving Improvements project.

The project will include the removal and replacement of the existing asphalt parking lot, extensive drainage improvements to meet stormwater standards, additional sidewalks and raised medians for safety and accessibility, and landscaping improvements including tree and grass planting.

The parking lot will have a total of 807 parking stalls, including 12 accessible stalls and 11 van accessible stalls. The general contractor on the project is Maui Kupono Builders, LLC dba Manu Builders.

The complex’s parking lot has not undergone any major repair work since it opened alongside the stadium in 1969. The contracted construction cost is $2,150,338.

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“We are very excited for this long-overdue renovation of our War Memorial parking lot, and I’m happy that we’ll be adding over 40 parking stalls and increasing safety through the raised medians,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “Among our top priorities for this project are to have it completed before the Maui Fair and to work with the various users of the complex. While we would like to accommodate all events during this construction period, we are asking for the public’s patience so we may complete work and reopen the area as soon as possible.”

“It’s important for the public to know that the most efficient and cost-effective way to complete large projects such as this one, is to do it all at one time,” Parks Director Karla Peters said. “Doing this project in phases would have substantially increased costs and the construction timeline.”

Other users that use the parking lot as a pickup area have been working with Parks staff on alternate locations, with some permanently relocating. The Department of Motor Vehicle and Licensing’s CDL and parallel road testing will also be relocated.

“There are many groups – not just sports teams – that use War Memorial Complex and this project has helped highlight our community’s need for additional multipurpose facilities,” Mayor Victorino said. “I want to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for their efforts leading this project and I plan to continue looking at ways we can improve Maui County for our people.”

The public is asked to please remain outside the construction area for safety precautions.

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