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MAYORWatch: What is Being Done About Traffic Congestion on South Kihei Road?

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Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Question: Can you tell me what is being done about the traffic congestion on South Kihei Road? The traffic signals are clearly not timed correctly at the intersections of Lipoa, Azeka and Piikea where they intersect with South Kihei Road. Last night we spent over 10 minutes in traffic thinking there was an accident, but it turns out it was just the timing of these three traffic lights. Traffic was backed up all the way to Kauhaa Street to the north. For Kihei residents, this is very frustrating. Mahalo for any information.

Answer: Much mahalo for your question and I can tell you that the Department of Public Works has since fixed the issue, thanks to your inquiry.  This may have been due to a recent power outage, which would require recalibrating the timing of the traffic signals.

To report traffic signal problems, please call the traffic signal office at 270-7910.

Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask theMayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]

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