Makawao Avenue Street Repairs

Press Release For Immediate Release
June 11, 2017

Makawao Avenue Street Repairs

Wailuku, MAUI – Makawao Avenue will be closed from Mahola Street near Eddie Tam Gymnasium, to the southern intersection section of Laie Drive, starting June 13 and ending on June 29. Motorists are advised to obey all traffic signs and instructions from road crews in the area during work hours.

Residents living in the area will be contacted by Public Works personnel regarding the blockage of some driveways. The work begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until 4:30 p.m. daily, excluding weekends and holidays. Work will involve crews repairing the road with hot mix asphalt in certain areas.

For more information about the project contact the Makawao Highways Division at 876-4535.

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Baldwin Avenue Rehabilitation Project, Phase II to Begin

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announced that the Baldwin Avenue Rehabilitation Project, Phase II, is scheduled to start on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

The project includes pavement reconstruction of Baldwin Avenue between Hana Highway and Haliimaile Road with an asphalt concrete, asphalt-treated base and aggregate base course pavement section. Other work includes cold planing and resurfacing of existing pavement, installation of pavement striping and markers, installation of signs, reconstruction of the concrete sidewalk and other incidental work.

The contractor, HI-BUILT, LLC, plans to start with sidewalk reconstruction beginning next week until May 20, 2017, to be followed by roadway reconstruction. The contract duration for the entire project is 180 working days, with an anticipated completion by the end of November 2017.

Cost for the project, which is federally funded, is $3,980,409. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division, at ph. (808) 270-7745.

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