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Maui Awarded $650K for Safe Routes to School

Maui County’s Public Works Department will soon be working on two projects to make it safer for students to walk to school.

The state Department of Transportation, which administers the federal Safe Routes to School program, announced the two awards today.

The Princess Nahienaena Elementary School project will receive $155,000 and the Kamalii Elementary School project will get $495,000.

Here are more details from HDOT:

The County of Maui Public Works Department was awarded $155,000 for the Princess Nahienaena Elementary School SRTS Project. The project will replace and construct new curb ramps, and revise crosswalk striping at the intersection of Niheu Street and Kumukahi Street. Improvements will also be made at the intersection of Lahainaluna Road and Kuialua Street, including the installation of raised curbing in the traffic islands, crosswalk striping, signage revisions, and the installation of pedestrian crossing signs with rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) for the Lahainaluna Road crossing.

The County of Maui Public Works Department, in partnership with the Keonekai Neighborhood Association, was awarded $495,000 for the Kamalii Elementary School SRTS Project. The project will construct a midblock crossing with a RRFB system across Keonekai Road, makai of Kanakanui Road; replace and construct a new sidewalk and curb ramps along the south side of Keonekai Road between Puu Hoolai Street and new midblock crossing; construct 700 feet of new sidewalk along the makai/west side of Kanakanui Road, south from Alaku Place; and install radar feedback signs on three approaches to Kamalii Elementary School on Auhana Road, Alanui Kealii Street, and Kanakanui Road.

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