Why can’t we get the North South Collector Road across Kihei or just in North Kihei?

by | Mar 16, 2024 | Alternative Transportation, Beautification, Fire Prevention, Government | 0 comments



HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!  Do we need the luck of the Irish to get the missing segments constructed?


This is the North-South Collector Road corridor between Waipuilani and Kūlanihāko‘i. The foreground is the base of the Waipuilani Stream.

While the North-South Collector Road (NSCR) plan addressed in the 1998 community plan was to extend across the entire Kihei sub area,  we are just examining the next two phases between Waipuilani and Ka‘ono‘ulu.  For over a decade various County Administration officials have informed us that the process was continuing, that design work was underway: https://gokihei.org/environment/nscr-construction-date-now-two-years-later-2024-for-next-segment.

Yet last year the Department of Public Works (DPW) advised that the design work was still ongoing between Waipuilani and Ka‘ono‘ulu. That indicates that the prior information was untrue.

Then last July (7.1.23) the current administration advised that the County achieved a federal $25M grant for construction: https://bit.ly/nscr-grant.

The Mayor mentioned that grant in his state of the County address on Friday (3/15), but that funding has been there for nine months.

So now these segments could be constructed.  Well maybe one of the two, as DPW advised $25,000,000 was insufficient, but full speed ahead for that one, right?  No, not so fast. DPW advised some adjacent home owners were not cooperating

Hmmm? Over a year ago,  the planning firm contracted by DPW, Munekiyo Hiraga, asked KCA to compose a letter they could use as they were meeting with these homeowners, & we did so:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AlMoIQO7eoMmXmBF-H5B1uVEcARI98ej/

So what has DPW been doing for the past year on the matter? What are the legal  options? If the funding is only for one segment, have they examined constructing that one first where there are fewer adjacent homes?

Meanwhile the community has  continued to be in overwhelming support for multimodal transportation infrastructure, emergency escape route and a firebreak.

The NSCR is one of the topics the mayor plans to address this Tuesday (3/19/2024) evening at Pro Arts Playhouse at 6:30 PM, We hope to get some positive news.

Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30 pm
ProArts Playhouse, Azeka Makai
1280 S. Kihei Road

Meet Maui Mayor Richard Bissen

Among the topics to be discussed:

Flood Mitigation

Fire Prevention

The North-South Collector Road


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Next Community Meeting

Tuesday, May 21
6:30 pm

ProArts Playhouse, Azeka Makai
1280 S. Kihei Road

Pacific Disaster Center, Kihei

Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Global Operations

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC Global) is an applied research center managed by the University of Hawaii that supports the most demanding governmental and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in helping to create a safer, more disaster resilient world. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped our partners enhance disaster management capacity, save lives, and reduce disaster losses through the application of our advanced tools and technologies, evidence-based research, and analytical information.

As always, we will be collecting donations for the MAUI FOOD BANK.  They can stretch a dollar like no one else so checks sealed in envelopes are also welcome.

KCA's Priorities 2024

  • Fire prevention
    Working with agencies, landowners, and the community to form a Fire Prevention Task force for South Maui and pass along requests and recommendations between that group and the community
  • Flooding mitigation
    Working with Public Works, upcountry landowners, and flood control experts to reduce the risk of flooding in South Maui
  • North-South Collector Road
    Advocating the completion of the next segments of the North-South Collector Road between Waipuilani and Kaonoulu
  • WasteWater Initiatives
    Supporting efforts to speed the replacement of cesspools in Maui Meadows with clean water alternatives and advocating for identification and treatment of pollution from failing pipes at major hotels and condo developments
  • Healthy Living through Smart Growth
    Supporting efforts to make Kihei a walkable, bike able community with sidewalk and bikeway connectivity throughout, especially to all our schools including the new Kūlanihāko‘i High School. Supporting the implementation of the revised South Maui Community Plan and the values it espouses
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The objects and purposes of the corporation shall be to encourage, promote and aid in developing, improving and maintaining the area of Kihei, Island and County of Maui, as a desirable residential community; to develop unified community spirit; to do any and all things to promote the health, safety and welfare of residents within the Kihei area; to encourage recreation and service programs, and programs to enhance social life and community welfare within the Kihei area; to promote better understanding and fellowship among its members, their families and all residents of the Kihei area.

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