KEEP HONOAPIILANI ROAD / RT.30 OPEN!

  • by: Dan B
  • recipient: Residents of Maui County / Lahaina, Maui Area, Lahaina, HI

WHEREAS, THE STATE OF HAWAII DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION) IS PREPARING TO CONNECT & OPEN THE NEWEST PORTION OF THE "LAHAINA BYPASS", AT ITS SOUTHERN END;

WHEREAS, THIS NEWEST CONNECTION WILL FORCE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

A: The Closure of the "Rt. 30/Honoapiilani Highway" south of Launiupoko;

B: Force all northbound traffic of Rt. 30/Honoapiilani Highway, at this connection point, onto the "bypass", no longer allowing anyone to travel north on the "Rt.30/Honoapiilani Highway" along the ocean;

C: A substantial & extraordinary addition of traffic along the "Lahaina Bypass", forcing excessive amounts of traffic onto all the road connections, particularly "Lahainaluna" and "Keawe Street"';

D: The closure of what now is "two" roadways departing/entering Lahaina, down to "one" roadway, thereby, truly defeating the purpose of the "Lahaina Bypass" and its original intent;

E: Causing such severe traffic congestion, that a high number of business owners in the Keawe Street corridor and the Lahaina Industrial Park area, are convinced that great harm will be caused to their businesses. This harm will result in the loss of business, loss of jobs & reduction in tax collections;

F: The closure of a northbound lane on Honoapiilani Highway, reduced to one lane, at the intersection of Keawe Street, resulting in extremely high traffic congestion for both North Traffic on Rt.30/Honoapiilani Highway at Keawe Street.

WHEREAS, THE HAWAII DOT HAS FAILED TO PROPERLY STUDY THE ADVERSE AFFECTS ON THE TRAFFIC, THE CITIZENS OF LAHAINA & MAUI COUNTY, THE BUSINESSES WITHIN THE REGION—AND FURTHER FAILED TO PROPERLY DISCLOSE TO BUSINESS OWNERS, IN ADVANCE, THE POTENTIAL HARM TO BUSINESSES FROM THIS PROPOSED TRAFFIC CHANGE;

WHEREAS, THE CURRENT CONNECTION OF THE NEWEST SOUTHERN END OF THIS BYPASS WILL NOT RESULT IN THE REMEDY OF OUR TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND PROBLEMS, BUT GREATLY INCREASE THEM AND CAUSE SEVERE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY;

WHEREAS, WE THE CITIZENS OF MAUI COUNTY, THE STATE OF HAWAII AND USERS OF THE "LAHAINA BYPASS" AND "RT.30/HONOAPIILANI HIGHWAY" HEREBY DEMAND BY PETITION:

DEMAND BY PETITION:

That the connection of the Lahaina Bypass at its newest, southern terminus, not be connected until a solution is found that allows both the Lahaina Bypass & Honoapiilani Highway to remain open; AND/OR the northern end of the Lahaina Bypass is developed and proceeds further north than Keawe Street (in order to avoid the traffic disaster this plan will cause for the Keawe Street/Lahaina Industrial Park Area & the Keawe Street/Honoapiilani Intersection).



WE, FURTHER DEMAND BY PETITION THE FOLLOWING:

A: That should the Hawaii DOT fail to act upon this petition, that the Governor of Hawaii, The Honorable David Ige, issue an executive order to the Hawaii DOT demanding they "cease & desist" from this project until the items in the "DEMAND BY PETITION" are resolved;

B: That should Governor David Ige fail to act, that the Maui County Mayor, the Honorable Alan Arakawa, in conjunction with the Maui County Council, authorize a suit be filed against the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation and other governing bodies, and attempt to seek an injunction forcing this project to stop, until the DEMAND BY PETITION and other associated issues are resolved regarding the connection of the southern terminus of the Lahaina Bypass at Rt.30/Honoapiilani Highway and the adverse affects on the Keawe Street/Lahaina Industrial Park area.

Update #58 months ago
COUNTY RESOLUTION UPDATE: Today the Maui County Council chose to delay a vote on the Resolution to consider filing suit against the State Of Hawaii DOT regarding the Bypass situation. They felt it would be to "aggressive" while they are in conversations & dialogue with the State. More meetings between the County & State are scheduled next week. They delayed the vote until the next Council Meeting--where it could be considered if the State fails to act in good faith or take proper action.
Update #48 months ago
PETITION SENT! Because the DOT is moving so fast--we released a preliminary copy of our Petition & Signatures and sent them to: The Governor, DOT Director, Rep. Angus McKelvey, Mayor Arakawa and the entire Maui Council. URGENT UPDATE: Be advised that Councilman Don Guzman has scheduled consideration of a Resolution regarding the Lahaina Bypass. This will be at the Maui Council Meeting this Friday, January 19th, at 9:00 AM. Please consider being present! SHARE WITH OTHERS!
Update #38 months ago
DON'T FORGET TONIGHTS MEETING!
Please remember that the West Maui Taxpayers Association is having their annual meeting at 5:30PM tonight. It will be at the West Maui Senior Center---located at 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina, HI 96761. Part of the agenda will be to discuss the Lahaina Bypass situation. See the Map Link below:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kaunoa+Senior+Services/@20.878875,-156.6760007,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x79552bb0556eac7b:0xb2dd04fcd34f5df2!8m2!3d20.878875!4d-156.673812
Update #28 months ago
GREAT JOB MAUI!

So many of you have signed our petition--but we need more! Please keep sharing our site at: WWW.PROTECTLAHAINA.COM.

MEETING:

This upcoming Tuesday at 5:30 PM, the West Maui Taxpayers Association will be having their annual meeting at the West Maui Senior Center---788 Pauoa Street, Lahaina. The Lahaina Bypass situation is scheduled on their agenda. Public Officials will be present. Please Come! We need your voice to be heard!
Update #18 months ago
UPDATE FOR OUR PETITION: You can now reach our petition by going to: www.protectlahaina.com. Please share this with friends!

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