Meeting to look at improvements

A community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday about scheduled improvements and related road closures on Kahekili Highway in the Kahakuloa area.

The Maui County Public Works Department’s Highways Division is hosting the meeting at the Kahakuloa Community Hall.

Work will be done from mid-December to April as part of the project from Milepost 13.9 at Kahakuloa Bridge to about Milepost 11 near Wailena Gulch. The $500,000 project will include repairing roadway deficiencies, such as potholes, depressions and cracking; resurfacing Kahekili Highway; cutting and removing overhanging trees, brush and vegetation; cleaning and widening shoulders and pavement where possible and paving shoulder swales for better drainage and less erosion.

During the project, full and alternating-lane road closures will be required from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays except on county holidays.

County Public Works crews will do the work through the county paving preservation program. Road preparation work began in September. The start date for paving and other improvements will be determined after the community meeting.

More information may be obtained by calling Raynard Oshiro, Wailuku district supervisor for the Public Works Highways Division, at 270-7443.