Delays possible on Honoapiʻilani Hwy. for equipment transport, early June 14

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Goodfellow Bros. construction workers stand with a bulldozer Tuesday before a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ka Laʻi Ola housing project in Lahaina. PC: Brian Perry

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation advises highway users of traffic slowdowns and possible delays along Honoapi‘ilani Highway (Route 30) and adjacent roadways early Friday morning as heavy equipment will be transported from the Pulehunui Industrial Park to the state’s Ka La‘i Ola temporary group housing site in Wahikuli.

Transport will begin at 3:30 a.m. from Pulehunui Industrial Park at Kama‘aina Road and end at approximately 5:30 a.m. at the Ka La‘i Ola jobsite, with convoy on public roads ending at Keawe Street.

Traffic in both directions will be briefly stopped at the Olowalu tunnel as the equipment will need to use the entire width of the tunnel. There will be three escort vehicles. The scheduled route is:

  • Begin at 3:30 a.m. at Kamaʻāina Road, with convoy turning left on Maui Veterans Highway (Route 311), heading south.
  • From Maui Veterans Highway, the convoy will turn right onto North Kīhei Road heading west.
  • From North Kīhei Road, the convoy will turn left onto Honoapi‘ilani Highway heading south.
  • The convoy will continue on Honoapi‘ilani Highway and continue onto the Lahaina Bypass (Route 3000).
  • From the Lahaina Bypass, the convoy will turn left onto Hōkiokio Place, heading west.
  • It will then turn right on Honoapi‘ilani Highway and head north to Keawe Street where the convoy on public roads will end.

The equipment being transported is necessary for the construction on the temporary group housing site for residents impacted by the August wildfires. See:

Governor Green, Chief of Staff Brooke Wilson, Department of Transportation Director Ed Sniffen, HomeAid Hawaiʻi Executive Director Kimo Carvalho and state Department of Human Services Deputy Director Joe Campos look over a site plan for Ka Laʻi Ola. PC: Office of the Governor


Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments