Work on bypass extension is underway

The first section of concrete for the next phase of the Lahaina bypass ends short of Launiupoko’s Kai Hele Ku Street in this photo taken Friday. The 2.7-mile 1B-2 phase extends the bypass from where it currently dead ends at Hokiokio Road above Puamana toward Olowalu. The $38.7 million project is about half done with an estimated completion date of March, the Transportation Department said.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo