Maui road closures due to severe weather, fires

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Road Closure at Māʻalaea. PC: Donovan Fayd (8.10.23)

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Multiple road closures are in effect due to severe weather caused by brush fires, strong winds and downed utility poles.

Updates are posted below:

West Maui Road Update
Update: 4 p.m., Aug. 10, 2023

Access to Lahaina on both sides remains closed- emergency traffic only


The public is permitted to leave the west side via the Lahaina bypass only

Kahakuloa residents only will be allowed to leave the west side via Waihee

Kahakuloa, Honokōwai, Kāʻanapali residents, and essential Kāʻanapali resort staff only may access Kahakuloa via Waihee (ID required)

Honoapiʻilani Way open for southbound traffic ONLY exiting Lahaina
Update: 5:33 p.m., Aug. 9, 2023

Honoapiʻilani Highway is open for South Bound Traffic ONLY exiting Lahaina. Honoapiʻilani Highways is open from Kāʻanapali Parkway, up Keawe and onto the Lahaina bypass exiting Lahaina.


Absolutely no traffic into Lahaina allowed
Update: 2:55 p.m., Aug. 9, 2023

Maui police say there is still absolutely no traffic into Lahaina allowed except for emergency vehicles. Motorists wishing to leave West Maui can do so via the Honoapiʻilani Highway or through Kahakuloa. Both routes are one way only, headed out of Lahaina Town.

Entry is reserved for first responders only.

Visitors who were stranded in Central Maui and need to get their belongings at accommodations in West Maui, are unable to access the area as the wildfire is still not contained.

Visitors should check with their airlines and accommodations to make arrangements accordingly.


No traffic being allowed into West Maui
Update: 4 a.m.

NO traffic is being allowed into West Maui, via the Honoapiʻilani Highway or Kahekili Highway.

All roads in Lahaina Town are closed. The area is only open to emergency personnel. This includes all roads between Wahikuli Wayside Park on the north, to Kai Hele Kū Street to the south.

Updated road closure list as of 2:30 a.m., Aug. 9, 2023. PC: Maui Emergency Management Agency

Multiple road closures remain in effect
Update: 2:32 a.m., Aug. 9, 2023

The Maui Emergency Management Agency advises that there are multiple road closures and advises motorists to stay off of the following road/highways/streets:

  • Honoapiʻilani Highway in Lahaina
  • Front Street in Lahaina
  • Honoapiʻilani Highway southbound
  • Keawe at Fleming
  • Hokiokio at Launiupoko
  • Lahaina Bypass
  • Leialiʻi (southbound)
  • Aholo at Liholiho
  • Honoapiʻilani at Fleming
  • Kahekili Highway at Waiheʻe School
  • Kulumanu Circle
  • Haleakala Highway at Kulalani
  • Kekaulike
  • Lower Kimo at Haleakala Highway
  • Haleakala Highway at Kealaloa
  • Haleakala Highway at Crater Road

Keawe Street CLOSED from Honoapiʻilani Hwy to Lahaina Bypass
Update: 8:38 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Keawe Street CLOSED from Honoapiʻilani Hwy to Lahaina Bypass.

Multiple closures in Lahiana Town, DO NOT go there
Update: 8:09 p.m, Aug. 8, 2023

Multiple Road Closures in Lahaina Town. Do NOT go to Lahaina town

Honoapiʻilani Hwy closed to Lahaina bound traffic at Leialiʻi Pkwy
Update: 8:07 p.m, Aug. 8, 2023

Honoapiʻilani Highway closed to Lahaina bound traffic at Leialiʻi Parkway. Kāʻanapali bound traffic is open as of 8:07 p.m.

Honoapiʻilani Hwy, Lahaina bound CLOSED at Māʻalaea
Update: 7:47 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Honoapiʻilani Highway, Lahaina bound, is CLOSED at Māʻalaea.

Pūlehu Road closed due to fire
Update: 7:34 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Pūlehu Road Closed between Ōmaʻopio Rd and Kula Highway due to fire.

Hōkiokio now Open
5:21 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

The Maui Emergency Management Agency reports that Hōkiokio Road is now cleared to allow cars out of the Lahaina area as of 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023.

Lahainaluna Rd. closed between Honoapiʻilani and Bypass due to fire
Update: 3:37 p.m., Aug. 8, 0223

Lahainaluna Road is closed between Honoapiʻilani Hwy and the Lahaina Bypass due to fire.

Haleakalā Hwy closed between Kulalani Dr. and Kualono Pl.
Update: 3:24 p.m, Aug. 8, 2023

Haleakalā Highway (377) is closed between Kulalani Drive and Kualono Place due to an ongoing brush fire.

Honoapiʻilani Highway closed between Papalaua and Lahainaluna Road
Update: 2:02 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Honoapiʻilani Highway is closed in Lahaiana between Papalaua and Lahainaluna Road.

Lahainaluna Road now open
Update: 12:38 p.m, Aug. 8, 2023

Lahainaluna Road is now OPEN as of 12:38 p.m. It was closed earlier due to a brush fire in West Maui, which is now 100% contained.

Kekaulike Ave. downed tree just below crater turn off
Update: 12:13 p.m., Aug. 8, 2023

We have reports of a large tree down on Kekaulike Ave. just below the Crater turn-off. The tree is blocking the road.

Downed electric poles on Honoapiʻilani between Aholo and Hōkiokio
Update: 8:17 a.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Honoapiʻilani Highway is closed between Aholo Rd. and Hōkiokio Road due to downed MECO poles.

West Maui road closure due to fire near Lahainaluna Road
Update: 7:01 a.m., Aug. 8, 2023

Lahainaluna Road is closed from the Lahaina Bypass to Kuialua Street due to a brush fire in West Maui. That fire is also being fueled by strong winds.

MECO power poles on road – Honoapiilani between Front St and Hōkiokio Rd
Update: 6:20 a.m., Aug. 8, 2023

ROAD CLOSURE: Honoapiʻilani Highway between Front Street and Hōkiokio Road due to down MECO poles on the road.

Haleakalā Highway closed
(3:13 a.m., Aug. 8, 2023)

Haleakalā Highway (377) is closed between Kula Highway and Lower Kimo Drive due to a brush fire reported overnight. Police have also closed Kealaloa Road from Hanamu Road to the Haleakalā Highway (377) due to ongoing firefighting efforts.


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