Maui Electric to upgrade power lines along Makena Road from April 2 to 4

Release Date: 3/28/2018

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KAHULUI, March 28, 2018 - As part of its continued efforts to improve the island's electrical system for more reliable and resilient service, Maui Electric will be upgrading power lines along Makena Road near Big Beach to La Perouse Bay from Monday, April 2 to Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Safe completion of the work on Monday, April 2 to Wednesday, April 3 will require partial road closures from about 7660 Makena Road near Ahihi Bay to 8299 Makena Road before La Perouse Bay. On Thursday, April 5, partial road closures will take place from about 6700 Makena Road before the Big Beach 3rd entrance to 8299 Makena Road before La Perouse Bay.

Motorists should expect traffic delays in these immediate areas on these respective days with limited entry to nearby beach accesses during these times. Electrical service in this immediate area will also be impacted and affected customers in the area have been notified.

The work consists of upgrading the current power lines to higher voltage lines to accommodate new housing developments in the area. Crews will also be working in bucket trucks along Makena Road.

"Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these important upgrades in the area," said Gary Nieborsky, manager of transmission and distribution at Maui Electric. "Such improvements are necessary to continue meeting the growing energy needs of the island."

For questions about the work, the public can contact Maui Electric at 871-7777 and when prompted press 1.