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S Kīhei Road to Close for Waiakoa Culvert Repair

August 26, 2013, 4:57 PM HST
* Updated August 27, 5:38 AM
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Kūlanihākoʻi Bridge stabilization conducted on 8/22/13. Photo by Kevin J Olson.

Kūlanihākoʻi Bridge stabilization conducted on 8/22/13. Photo by Kevin J Olson.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Department of Public Works has announced the one-day closure of South Kīhei Road on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, for repairs to the Waiakoa Culvert fronting the Old Suda Store.

Work involves the installation of ¾-inch steel plates over the culvert to relieve stress on the deteriorating structure, county officials said in a press release today.

The repairs will require a complete road closure of that portion of South Kīhei Road from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 3, officials said.

During the road closure, motorists will not be able to access South Kīhei Road from the north (Old Suda Store); but instead, will be routed onto Piʻilani Highway. Motorists approaching from the south will be detoured onto Uwapo Road.

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The steel plate mitigation comes as the county conducted emergency culvert stabilization last week Thursday on a separate portion of South Kīhei Road at the Kūlanihākoʻi Bridge.

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