Public Asked Not to Use Piilani Highway Near Kalepa Point

PC: County of Maui

The Department of Public Works would like to remind all residents and visitors that Piilani Highway near Kalepa Point is closed due to safety reasons.

The department has become aware that tourists and residents have been moving the countys’ “Road Closed” signs so they can pass through the area. The road has been closed since a landslide blocked it during the overnight storm on Monday.

“The entire area is very unstable and people need to stay away for their own safety,” said Public Works Director David Goode. “We made sure the “Road Closed” signs were easily movable so police, fire and other emergency services could get through and people seem to be taking advantage of that and putting themselves at risk at the same time.”

Goode says the department should be able to stabilize the area and reopen the road by Thanksgiving Day. Until then the public is asked to please stay away until the work is complete.



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