WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui Department of Public Works - Highways Division announced that work on the Kahekili Highway Resurfacing Project is scheduled to begin on December 16, 2013 and continue through April 30, 2014.
Work and subsequent full and alternating-lane road closures will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during the project, excluding County holidays. The work schedule may be impacted by inclement weather; however, crews will work to expedite the project to avoid further traffic disruptions and lane closures.
The project will run from milepost 13.9 (Kahakuloa Bridge) to milepost 11 (estimated, Wailena Gulch). Work will include repairing roadway deficiencies such as potholes, depressions and cracking; resurfacing Kahekili Highway; cutting/removing overhanging trees/brush/vegetation; cleaning and widening shoulders & pavement where possible; and paving shoulder swales for better drainage and reduction of erosion.
Phase One of the paving project will begin Monday, December 16, 2013. As discussed in the community meeting held earlier this month, Wailuku-bound traffic during work hours will not be allowed from Kahakuloa Bridge to makai of Kaukini Art Gallery. Traffic will be able to travel to the gallery from Wailuku until the paving reaches the gallery.
Phase Two will begin when paving reaches the road fronting Kaukini Art Gallery. During Phase Two, the road will be closed between Wailena Gulch at Nobriga’s corral to east of the gallery. Traffic from the Wailuku direction will not be allowed to continue to Kahakuloa Village during work hours.
The work will be done by County Public Works crews, at an estimated cost of $500,000 through the County’s Paving Preservation program. Road-prep work began in September 2013; the project is expected to conclude by April 30, 2014.
The department thanks the public for their understanding and patience during the roadway improvements. For more information, contact Raynard Oshiro, Public Works Highways Div. Wailuku District Supervisor, at ph. 270-7443.
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