Kulanihakoi “bridge” proposal draws KCA to Planning Commission this morning

IMG_3703 IMG_3701 IMG_3704 IMG_3705 IMG_3706 IMG_3707 IMG_3708 IMG_3709 IMG_3710 IMG_3720 IMG_3711 IMG_3712 IMG_3713 IMG_3714 IMG_3715 IMG_3716 IMG_3717 IMG_3718 IMG_3719 IMG_3721DPW Director David Goode Applies for SMA permit & Shoreline Setback for next phase of proposed construction of gulch crossing on South Kihei Road.south of Kaonoulu.

This morning (6/14/16) we submitted testimony on the request to alert the volunteer Commissioners how much else is involved right here near the intersection of Kaonoulu & SKR. We find that so much is done piecemeal disregarding everything else surrounding a single project, leading to an extreme lack of continuity in Kihei. When you examine the next phase of this bridge replacement/repair and you are looking at the near-by intersection,hopefully with a KCA proposed roundabout- NOT a signal light –the hugely expanding resort within a block, the proposed greenway SKR to the Pi’ilani Hwy along the edge of this gulch, you can insure all the pieces fit before the construction

Now this phase will temporarily reroute SKR mauka, construct a 2ed temporary bridge- we have the first temp in place now-, so the current temp can be deconstructed and a final permanent one installed in place, and the original SKR roadway route back in place. We hope all of this is accomplished before the ocean level does not increase too far.

KCA was only testifier on this item, and the Commissioners gave unanimous approval 7-0. We wish to express mahalo to DPW deputy Director Rowena Dagdag Andaya for her kind words for KCA before we testified.

SEE http://gokihei.org/?s=Kulanihakoi+bridge&submit=Search   for some history.

 

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