NO PARKING ON Kenolio Road– to be repaved in Kihei- Now

UPDATE 3/8/14  Indications are the project will be completed before the end of March

UPDATE 2/28/14   While  at first glace it seems little was accomplished during this first week,it now appears big push begins on March 3, with the street parking ban.

NO PARKING Notice

NO PARKING Notice

The annouccement sign

was finally placed on Thursday (2/27/14)

Indications of preperation work are visible on the road surface & placement of the supply truck.

Meanwhile MPD is enforcing traffic laws in the area.

UPDATE 2/26/14  While the contracted company announced the project would begin on Monday 2/24/14, as  of today nothing has happend along this stretch of roadway. Our calls in to them have not been returned.

UPDATE 2/23/14  Our last report, (directly below) indicated Kenolio was next for Kihei, and while it has been over a year, the drastically needed project is set to begin this week.  Reportedly the project will address Kenolio Road between Ohukai Rd and Kaonoulu St. for resurfacing , but also “installation of pavement striping and markers, removal of obstructions and other incidental items.” It is obvious that the roadway south from Ohukai Rd to just north of Alulike is in dire need of repaving, as the portion from there to Kaonoulu had more recently not only been paved, but is wider with reasonable bike lanes and sidewalks. It is our hope that these “obstructions and other incidentals” will result in extending the bike lanes and sidewalks along Kenolio, back to Ohukai Rd., as we had addressed over a year ago.  Granted there are some challenging sections, but this is the North South Collector Rd corridor, and if we are to ever achieve the overly discussed walkable bikeable community, if not in this corridor, where?

1/25/2013   Apparently Director  David Goode’s Department of Public Works (DPW) next repaving project in South Maui will be Kenolio Road. We have not seen which segment of this road is designated in this project, but observation indicates very likely it will be between Ohukai Rd to just North of Alulike intersection. As Kenolio is the northernmost section of the “North -South Collector Rd” corridor, we have asked that department consider any actions which can be utilized to foster a walkable/bikeable community corridor for our residents, including continuous sidewalks and bike paths/lanes in this corridor. Presently these features are segmented in  a variety of qualities and lengths along both sides of Kenolio Rd.

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3 Responses to “NO PARKING ON Kenolio Road– to be repaved in Kihei- Now”

  1. Would KCA consider asking the County Public Works Dept. to place that section of roadway between The Kanani Rd./Piilani HWY. intersection to Auhana Rd. on their list of road improvements to be re-paved next after Kenolio Road? Perhaps this work could be accoplished after the new Kihei Police Station is completed or sooner if feasible. Thank you.

  2. Paula Kalanikau March 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    OMG! It’s about time, it’s long overdue. This Kenolio Rd. needs a definite facelift and then some. Wish they would include speed bumps cause this road has seen many speeding going on.Hopefully no one gets runned over!! Very dangerous! Maybe KCA can look into this. Mahalo!

  3. MC Department of Public Works (DPW) has restrictions on what type of traffic calming devices can be placed on what class of roadway. In this area of N. Kihei. as mentioned in relevant posts on this site, Ohukai Rd and Kaiwahine just had “speed tables” installed, as speed bumps are not allowed. But Kaiola Pl did have “speed bumps” installed last year. Bumps are more severe than tables. Generally the residents of a particular street must agree that they want traffic calming devices placed on their street.Residents of Kenolio may want to discuss this, and perhaps start a petition drive requesting they be installed. Assistance may be obtained from Council member Don Couch, 270-1088, and /or DPW Director David Goode 270-7845.