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May 27

May 27, 2015 Update

Posted to Kahekili Road Project Updates by Rowena Dagdag-Andaya

Work on Kahekili Highway will continue this week. Our crews are reaching the final stretch of the project and anticipate the paving work to reach Camp Maluhia by the end of the week, provided that good weather prevails.

Motorists and residents are advised of the following road closure schedule:
 
Wednesday, May 27:  Open
 
Thursday, May 28:  Closed from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
Friday, May 29:  Closed from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Should you have any questions regarding the project or for clarification on the road closure schedule, please contact the Wailuku Highways Division of the Department of Public Works at 808-270-7443.   Thank you again for your continued patience and understanding. 
May 21

"Ask the Mayor": Cracks on Mokulele Highway Cause for Repairs

Posted to Mayor's Activities by Lois Whitney

Dear Mayor Arakawa:

Q: Why are they re-paving Mokulele Highway when it seemed to be in good driving condition before?  There seems to be many other Maui roads that need resurfacing more than this one.

A:  This is a State Dept. of Transportation (DOT) project that involves resurfacing Mokulele Highway from Kuihelani Highway to the vicinity of the Maui Humane Society near Mehameha Loop, to extend the life of the existing pavement.  State DOT informed me that longitudinal cracking in the pavement showed that preventive maintenance was needed. Long cracks can lead to serious defects as water seepage and continual vehicle traffic break the asphalt into small chunks over large slab-sized sections of pavement, rather than in smaller-diameter potholes. To best protect the pavement from weathering, periodic resurfacing of the entire roadway is necessary. Construction is anticipated to be completed in June.


Cracks on Mokulele Hwy.


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