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MAYORWatch: Lower Kimo Drive is in Need of Speed Bumps

Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff.

Question: We would like speed bumps installed on Lower Kimo Drive. People constantly speed despite it being steep and curvy. Also, lots of heavy trucks (as in semi- trailers) use it as a shortcut to get to the upper highway all day, every day. We’ve also had accidents due to speeding. This is very dangerous and takes a heavy toll on the road surface.

Answer: Mahalo for your email and I’m sorry to hear that people continue to speed on your street. We get many calls/emails for speed bumps and speed tables, and I would be more than happy to help you make a formal request.

To make a speed hump information request, visit https://www.mauicounty.gov/556/Engineering-Division. Make sure to fill out the form completely, with the location for the proposed speed hump, and email it to [email protected]

The purpose of the speed hump program is to assist neighborhoods with installations on minor streets, which generally don’t service through traffic. I would like to remind everyone that this ain’t the Mainland, so please slow down and practice safe driving.

For more information, please call our Department of Public Works Engineering Division at 270-7745.

Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]

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