Tree removal to prompt road closures

Motorists can expect intermittent road closures along Piiholo Road beginning Monday morning while crews remove 20 hazardous eucalyptus trees, according to a Maui County announcement.

Work is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it’s expected to be completed Aug. 9.

The project will begin mauka of the Piiholo Zipline.

Subsequent project phases will remove other trees in the county’s right of way along Piiholo Road, the announcement says. Plans call for removing 112 trees that are deemed hazardous because of falling branches or entire trees.

Work is being coordinated by the departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation. The Maui County arborist is assisting.