Last 2015 meeting by SMCCA concentrates on transportation

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The South Maui Coalition of Community Associations (SMCCA) re-energized a call for action begun in 2003, for movement on the Pi’ilani mauka bypass road.

After going dormant about a decade ago, last April (4/24/14) the five organizations coalesced, as Kihei Community Association (KCA), Maalaea Community Association (MCA), Makena Homeowners Association (MHA), Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association (MMNA) and Wailea Community Association discussed how to best use a unified effort to help all of South Maui. Proceeding slowly they agreed to quarterly meetings, exploring significant topics of concern.

On Thursday (10/8/15) morning four of the five organizations (MCA not available) met to seek input from from South Maui Council-member Don Couch, as well as planning consultant Rory Frampton, who among many others, represents both Kaonoulu and Haleakala Ranches, two major land owners, on the dire condition of vehicle transportation in our area. Beyond this proposed road mauka of the Pi’ilani Highway, the Coalition wanted to advocate for construction of the several missing segments of the NSCR, which would serve to relieve some of the traffic on our only two existing N-S roadways, the P Highway and SKR.

While the group agreed to continue discussing the best way to proceed, everyone in the room supported a vital step is convincing the County to step up movement of very long awaited South Maui Transportation Study and will be contacting various officials to determine solutions around the years long delays. Stay Tuned

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