UPDATE: We observe in the mayor’s proposed budget, now before the County Council, a CIP item (3-182) for Public Works for this problem area at a cost of just over $1.M over next five years.***
For well over a decade numerous public complaints have been expressed about the three traffic signals on SKR between Lipoa and Pi’ikea, which at times seem to be designed to assure each vehicle has to wait at three consecutive red lights, and some of them more than once, to traverse across central Kihei. As there has been no improvement or modification all this time, does this mean nothing can be done? Can the timing on the lights be modified for better traffic flow? Is the middle light, which is only for access to the shopping center, really necessary? Is this a reasonable spot for Kihei’s next roundabout? Are you concerned about this?