UPDATE 6/11/12: DPW director David Goode advises we were incorrect about the situation, as this material was not suitable for for paving, and is generally used as fill by the Highways Division of his department. Therefore we are back at square one in trying to get some extension along this open corridor as a safer route for bicyclists going across No. Kihei.
UPDATE 6/7/12 Now you see it:
Within hours this afternoon, after waiting months for a segment of this path to be paved with the stockpiled material, it was waterer down & trucked away by the DOT. What happpened??
UPDATE: 4/11/12 County DPW Director David Goode advises KCA that his department has already acquired these paving materials from the Water Department for use where they are located. Now we await their use here to pave a small segment of the “people’s walking & bicycling path.”
UPDATE; Mahalo for the answer to this inquiry from Councilmember Couch. This paving material was placed at this location by the county Water Department after repairing a portion of SKR, as this was left over material. KCA has requested rather than Water incur the additional expense of hauling it away, an arrangement be made with Public Works Department to use it to pave a portion of this corridor of the Kihei “people’s path.” Stay tuned.
While KCA has requested that if the North South Collector Rd is not being extended for years, why not at least lay down a blacktop strip in sections as a rough bike path to extend the established one along Liloa behind Safeway? This week, we discovered these large mounds of paving material in the corridor just north of Waipuilani? Could this be what we think? Stay tuned.