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Update: Kahekili Highway slope repair project postponed

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Kahekili Highway slope repair at Mile 15. Job # 22-14. PC: Google Maps via County of Maui.

Preliminary work postponed for Kahekili Highway slope repair project
Update: Feb. 2, 2022

The planned closure of Kahekili Highway at Milepost 15 has been postponed because of a breakdown in a drilling rig needed for the project, the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division announced.

Soil borings and topographic survey work had been planned for Feb. 7-16 on the south side of Waihali Gulch, but that work will be rescheduled after the drilling rig is repaired. The preliminary work is needed to prepare for a Kahekili Highway slope repair project.

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A slope repair project on Maui’s Kahekili Highway will result in road closures from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Feb. 7-16, 2022. The area of work is at Mile 15 in Kahakuloa, on the south side of Waihali Gulch.

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The topographic survey work involves drilling of soil test borings

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The Department of Public Works, Engineering Division made the announcement, noting that the closures are necessary to maintain the safety of the crews as they work in the area.  The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.

Local residents will be permitted access at times during the closure.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division at 808-270-7745.

Kahakuloa, file photo by Wendy Osher

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