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Residents’ input sought in Ka‘ahumanu’s Community Corridor project

The Maui News

Residents are being asked to offer their thoughts on re-imagining the Ka’ahumanu Community Corridor from the Maui Mall to the State Building in terms of transportation options, walkways, new housing and landscaping.

“This project is about re-imagining one of the busiest roadway corridors on Maui,” Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said. “A community corridor is a place where it’s easy for people to take the bus, walk or bike. It’s a place with many housing options, and it has easy access to schools, shopping, medical facilities and jobs.

“In short, it’s a place where people want to be to enjoy life, work and recreation.”

The Ka’ahumanu Community Corridor Project is led by the county Department of Planning with support from a project team consisting of the county Departments of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Housing and Human Concerns and Public Works; the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation.

The project is being funded by a grant from the state Legislature with matching funds from the county.

The corridor along Kaahumanu Avenue and Main Street extends 2.5 miles from the Maui Mall to the State Building and is one of the busiest roadways on Maui, with 50,000 vehicles traveling the roads daily. The Wailuku-Kahului region is Maui’s most densely populated, with great demand for housing and transportation options.

The project will explore new housing options, transportation improvements, safe bike and pedestrian routes and opportunities for economic development in Wailuku and Kahului.

The Ka’ahumanu Community Corridor Project’s website is www.kaahumanucommunitycorridor.org. Website visitors can take a short survey, use an interactive online map and go on a virtual scavenger hunt to snap photos and win prizes.

Website visitors also can sign up for email updates, learn more about the project, get notices about upcoming virtual meetings and contact the project team with any questions. The Ka’ahumanu Community Corridor is also on Facebook and Instagram.

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