Construction to start on Lahaina Bypass
By Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get.
(Aloha Group Maui)
Or are they just teasing us again. The Maui News reported today that Transportation Director Brennon Morioka states work on the Lahaina bypass will begin in Mid-December. After over 30 years of delays this vital project is set to commence in just over 2 weeks. The most recent set of delays occurred due to previously undiscovered archaeological sites. The newest plan avoids those sites. The bypass will help ease traffic congestion in and out of Lahaina. Currently the 2 lane road known as the Pali, is the only road between Lahaina and vital services such as our only hospital in Wailuku. The road is completely jammed every morning and afternoon during commute hours. During the high tourist seasons of summer and fall, the Pali can grind to a complete halt. It can sometimes take 2 hou...