Paia Bypass Road
The Hawaii State Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed alignment for the Paia Relief Route, ie. Paia Bypass Road, is not the Sunnyside route we have all been led to believe for the past 20 years. It is not the route recommended by the Advisory Committee. Planning Branch Program Manager Ken Tatsuguchi did his best at the Feb 5 workshop to avoid letting on that the route they have decided on will pass just mauka of Kuau Bayview and re-join Hana Hwy just west of Kuau Mart. This proposed route will destroy the quality of life for everyone who lives in Paia mauka of Hana Hwy, especially those in Kuau Bayview and Kuau town. And it turns out that Kala/Sunnyside Road which HC&S has been using to haul sugar cane all these years are actually public roads!
Here are some older documents that provide a history of efforts made since 1990 to determine a route for the Paia Bypass. If anyone has any others, please send them and I'll add them to the list so that we can all get up to speed on this topic...
- 1988 Appraisal for A&B Proving Cane Haul Roads are Public
- 1990 Paia Haiku Country Town Design Guidelines
- 2009-06-29 Paia Relief Route Meeting
- 2009 Large Map of Paia Relief Route Alternatives
- 2010 Paia Relief Route Advisory Group Report
- 2012-07-02 Paia Haiku Community Plan
- 2018 Map of Currently Proposed Bypass Route
Upcoming Meetings & Legislation
- Project Advisory Meeting Thurs, April 5, 2018 at the Kainoa Senior Center 5:30pm-7:30pm re results of the archaeological study and draft EA.
- ** Meeting Fri, April 6, 2018 at the Maui Heritage Center 9am-10:30am. This is a special meeting for Kuau Bayview only. It is intended as an opportunity for KB to ask questions and discuss the proposed alignment with the Hawaii Department of Transportation and the project consultants, SSFM International.
- Maui transport projects jockey for position - Maui News 2018-01-31
- Hawaii State Bill SB2888 regarding Funding for the Paia Bypass
- Maui MPO Policy Board Meeting March 22, 2018
- Submit Testimony to Maui MPO Policy Board Meeting March 22, 2018