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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Overnight road closures announced for East Maui bridge improvement project

Portions of Hana Highway (Route 31) south of Hana town will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 12, for on-site engineering studies, the Department of Public Works announced today.

The closures are needed for workers to safely conduct on-site preliminary engineering studies of roadway conditions in preparation for rehabilitation or replacement of two bridges – South Wailua Bridge at mile marker 44.7 and Waikakoi Bridge at mile marker 45.5.

Traffic will not be able to pass through the work zone during night hours. The roadway will reopen during the day when work is not being performed.

The County is evaluating rehabilitation or replacement of the 110-year-old bridges to mitigate deterioration and load capacity deficiencies. The existing bridges carry posted load restrictions of 9 tons (South Wailua Bridge) and 12 tons (Waikakoi Bridge). The goal of the bridge improvement project is to maintain a safe and functional road for the community.

Motorists are advised to anticipate road closures. They should use alternate routes and schedule trips to avoid the road closures.

Please follow all traffic control signs. Mahalo for everyone’s cooperation.

For more information or to share concerns, contact project engineer Ty Takeno, ty.takeno@co.maui.hi.us, or 270-7745.

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