Hana road crews of the Maui Department of Public Works have substantially completed cleanup and repair activities to Piilani Highway between Kaupo and Kipahulu. Flooding and washouts after heavy rainfall closed the road earlier this month. Electronic sign boards with warning messages in Hana and Ulupalakua have been removed.
Although the road is open and passable, motorists should still exercise extra caution in the Kaupo and Kipahulu areas. The 5-mile section of unpaved road is rough and very dusty, so four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. Visitors to Hana are advised to return to Central Maui via Paia instead of Kipahului.
The Department of Public Works appreciates the public’s patience and understanding while roadway repairs were in progress.