The Lahaina bypass will now be known as Route 3000 according to an announcement made by the Department of Transportation. A common name will be given at a later date.
As of May 11th, the Southern Connector Road will be open. Maalaea bound traffic will no longer have to be routed up Kai Hele Ku Street. Delineators were installed on Keane Street to keep traffic flowing onto the Honoapiilani Highway. Traffic was backing up due to drivers stopping at the intersection.
Maui Bus has reported a 10 to 12 min saving in time on the once one-hour run. We will keep you updated on any new developments as they become available.
On Sunday the controversial southern terminus Lahaina bypass was blessed. The $48.7 million project runs 2.6 miles. The project will redirect Lahaina bound traffic. This section is scheduled to open on April 23rd.
Not everyone is please with the new traffic redirection. Director Jade Butay has vowed his commitment that any issues that arise from the new bypass will be addressed. The hope for all involved with the project is that the new section will run smoothly once people get used to it.