South Kihei Road – from Ohukai Road to Maui Bay Villas – has been temporarily closed to motorists, with the exception of local traffic, while County of Maui emergency roadway repairs are conducted over the next few days.
South Kihei Road traffic detours will go up Ohukai Road to Pi’ilani Highway and back down via Waipuilani Road.
Floodwaters from the Jan. 16, 2024, rain event washed out a waterline near the 500 block of South Kihei Road and undermined and destroyed part of the roadway.
Department of Water Supply is making emergency repairs to the water main, and Department of Public Works is securing the damaged road.
Also in South Maui, Kaonoulu Street – from Alulike Street to South Kihei Road – remains closed from mud and debris. Public Works said the road will be cleared once rain subsides.
A portion of South Kihei Road impacted by flooding, just before Uwapo Road, was reopened this afternoon.