Tunnel could do more than ease traffic woes

Perhaps the simplest solution to Lahaina traffic (The Maui News, May 14) is to put a tunnel through the West Maui Mountains connecting Wailuku with Lahaina.

In addition to reducing pressure on the pali highway, this would improve access and allow most retail to stay in the central valley, eliminating the pressure for Lahaina to develop its own set of big-box stores.

Edward Baldwin