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Ask the Mayor: Can the County Fix the Potholes at La Perouse?

September 14, 2015, 7:15 AM HST
* Updated September 21, 7:19 AM
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La Perouse / Image: Malika Dudley

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Aloha Mr. Mayor,

Q: I go to La Perouse Bay weekly and noticed the worst potholes in the 17 years I have lived here. Some are large enough to cause severe damage to tires and front ends. Work crews fill the holes periodically, usually in one day. The time is right for another work day there.

A: This portion of Makena Road in the vicinity of La Perouse Bay is owned by the state Department of Natural Land and Resources. The County of Maui has entered into an intergovernmental agreement to maintain the road with DLNR. Our Maui County Department of Public Works, Highways Division, is aware of the poor conditions and has been patching the road, but a more substantial effort such as a pavement reconstruction project would need to be funded by the state.

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

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