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Comment on the Maui 2019-22 Transportation Improvement Program

By Staff | Dec 26, 2019

The Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization wants to hear from you on its latest draft of the Maui 2019-22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The TIP is the four-year list of highway and transit projects that will be built by the State of Hawaii and County of Maui and funded in part with federal money.

Project start dates and cost estimates are updated twice annually based on current information from county and state departments.

The 97-page draft is available at www.mauimpo.org/document/2019-2022-maui-tip-revision-6-public-review-draft.

Based on meetings with residents around Maui, providing traffic relief in Paia is the island’s top priority. Three West Maui-related priorities also made the top ten: 2) Shoreline Protection/Mitigation Program, 3) Honoapiilani Highway Realignment from Olowalu to the Pali, and 7) Honoapiilani Highway Rockfall Protection.

West Side residents also commented on the need to complete Phase IV of Lower Honoapiilani Road Improvements and “pavement rehabilitation” of the narrow, bumpy road beyond Kahana, implement a traffic signal upgrade at the intersection of Wainee and Papalaua streets in Lahaina Town, extend the Lahaina Bypass north toward Kaanapali and improve safety for bicycle riders.

Public comments on Revision #6 will go to the MPO Technical Advisory Committee and Policy Board when they consider approving the changes in early 2020.

Comments are due by Jan. 15, 2020, by e-mail to lauren@mauimpo.org or by mail to Maui MPO, 200 South High St., Wailuku, HI 96793.

Check out the latest draft and add your input on improving transportation in West Maui.