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Wailuku infrastructure work begins

Lane closures, traffic disruptions expected

A groundbreaking was held Monday morning to mark the beginning of work on the Wailuku multilevel parking lot. The first part of the project involves road, drainage and sidewalk work around the four-level structure. Shown are the o‘o sticks used in the groundbreaking ceremony. County of Maui photo

The Maui News

Road improvements on Church Street, part of the Wailuku parking structure project, began this week with crews working from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, the county Department of Management announced Monday.

Infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Church and Main streets will be done after peak traffic hours and on weekends, the department said.

The work includes roadway, sewer, drainage and sidewalk improvements, Mayor Michael Victorino said.

Initial construction on Church Street, from Main to Vineyard streets, will take approximately six months to complete. One lane access will be open at all times, and the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot will remain open.

Special duty officers will be on site to ensure public safety by assisting with lane closures and traffic control, the department said. Pedestrians and motorists are advised to proceed with caution because excavation will take place across multiple sections of roadways, sidewalks and driveways.

The next steps of the project follow:

• Improvements on West Vineyard Street, from Market to Church streets, are slated to begin in July and will take approximately six months to complete.

• Work on West Vineyard Street, from Church to High streets, will begin in December and is expected to take five months to complete.

During construction on Vineyard Street, parking will be available at Wells Park; portions of the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot will remain open.

The contractor for Phase 1A of the Wailuku Town Improvements project is MIRA Image Construction LLC. The price tag is $10.5 million.

The $30 million Phase 1B, the four-level parking structure on the site of the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot, isn’t expected to begin until spring 2021, the department has said.

For questions or concerns regarding the road improvement projects, contact MIRA Image Construction LLC’s project engineer Nicholas Gregory by phone at (808) 688-8790 or email ngregory@teammira.com.

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