Opening of Lahaina bypass provides many benefits

By the time you read this letter, the first phase of the Lahaina bypass will be open to motorists. That phase will run from Keawe Street to Lahainluna Road.

The second phase of the Lahaina bypass is scheduled to open sometime in June. That phase will connect to Lahainaluna Road and, from there, to Hokiokio, which is opposite Puumana on the mauka side of the highway. When that happens, the road will become a true bypass as motorists will be able to bypass all four streets in Lahaina town and all four traffic lights.

So, until June, the students, teachers and residents on Lahainaluna Road will be the big beneficiaries of the first phase of the bypass, as they will have another entrance/exit from that road, relieving congestion at the Lahainaluna/highway intersection. In June, everyone will benefit, as a new era, a much anticipated new era, will finally be here for Lahaina residents and visitors alike.

Bob Pure