Real Estate & Mortgage Guidance - Maui County Emergency Rules, Effective March 22, 2020
Real Estate is considered an Essential Business on Maui. If you would like to see the details as outlined in a letter from Mayor Mike Victorino: click here
HI DOE is Planning Kihei High School Overpass
The state Department of Education plans to build an overpass over Piilani Highway for the long-awaited Kihei high school, currently under construction - a development which appears to push the school's opening past the anticipated 2021-22 school year.
The Piilani Highway crossing had hung up the project that has been in the making for more than a decade - the school was initially targeted to open in 2014. The overpass or underpass of the highway was a condition set by the state Land Use Commission when approving the project in 2013.
The DOE decided to install only a traffic signal, pointing to studies that showed current conditions warrant only a signalized intersection. About a year ago, the commission voted to reaffirm the 2013 decision calling for pedestrian overpass or underpass to be completed before the opening of the school, which is being built on 77 acres mauka of the intersection of Piilani Highway and Kulanihakoi Street. Commissioners and community members were concerned about the safety of children crossing the multiple-lane highway.
The timeline submitted indicated completion of the overpass project in June 2023 with a highway closure and bypass during the yearlong construction process. An environmental assessment for the project is expected to be completed by the end of this year, with the design and contract to be awarded by June 2022.
The DOE has said that the school could open with the completion of phase 2, which includes two classroom buildings, a library/cafeteria, physical education building/locker room, basketball courts and temporary play field, according tot he timeline.
The timeline calls for completion of construction of phase 2 in September 2021, but the overpass is not projected to be finished until June 2023.
In other Kihei High School developments, Gov. David Ige has released $6 million for the school. The funds were allotted for phase 3, which includes two buildings for arts and media, culinary, technology and robotics classes.
The phase 3 deign is expected to be finished in the summer with building completion set for 2023. Phase 1 infrastructure work is nearing complete for the school with an expected capacity of about 1,650 students when fully built out.
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Rendering of the future Kihei High School campus
Nearly 500 Out-of State Passengers Arrive in Hawai'i; 28 on Maui
On Friday, April 17, a total of 486 people arrived in Hawai'i from out-of-state including 98 visitors and 184 residents.
On Maui, there were 28 individuals who arrived from out-of-state including 7 crew members, 10 residents and 11 visitors.
During this same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawai'i daily, including residents and visitors.
The state's mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawai'i from out of state. The quarantine order was expanded on April 1st to include inter-island travelers.
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