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Ask The Mayor: Are Road Improvements Coming to Pu‘ukoli‘i?

January 5, 2015, 7:44 AM HST
* Updated January 11, 7:02 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q:  In recent weeks, on two occasions, I saw survey teams on Puukolii Street in Lahaina. As I’m sure you know, neighbors in this area have wanted this road repaved for many years. 

Are these survey teams a sign that improvements might be coming to Pu‘ukolii ?

 If so, when?  And if not, what else is happening? Thanks for your column; it’s very informative.


A:  Those surveyors are working for the Deptartment of Environmental Management, doing background research for a future R-1 reclaimed waterline.


As this project relates to Pu‘ukoli‘i  Road, there a number of privately-owned road lots that need to be transferred to the county, and we are waiting on some of the private lot owners to clean up title reports and provide clean deeds to facilitate a transfer in ownership to the county. Neither the R-1 waterline nor any paving improvements can take place until the county owns the road, which is dependent on the individual owners to provide the needed documentation.

Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: [email protected], phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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