WAILUKU – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announced that its Highways Division will be applying slurry sealing to roadways in Wailuku Heights beginning next week. The work is part of the department’s pavement preservation program.
Slurry application will take place from March 9-27, starting at the intersection of South Alu Road and Kuikahi Drive, and moving north on South Alu Road to Kualau Street. The work will continue from the south end of South Alu’s cul-de-sac and move north.
Residents will be notified through door hangers two days before they will be directly impacted. On these days, residents are asked to park on the roadside outside of the work zone and to stay off the resurfaced areas to allow proper curing time. Residents are also asked to shut off all irrigation systems while crews are working on the street.
Any questions regarding the Wailuku Heights slurry sealing project may be directed to Public Works’ Makawao Highways Division Office at 572-7272, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Motorists are asked to be attentive to traffic control personnel and to expect delays as traffic will be restricted to one lane only. Access to driveways in affected areas will not be available due to a drying time of approximately 4-6 hours; temporary walkways will be provided in designated areas. Work is scheduled to take place Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Slurry sealing is one of the methods designed to extend the life of County roads, saving money for taxpayers and providing safe, drivable roads for the public. The protective coating is applied directly to roadways to help protect the top layer of asphalt from oxidation and wear caused by exposure to the sun, air, water and chemicals such as oil and gasoline.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the pavement management system for the County of Maui. Since 2008, the department has been using iWorQ Pavements as its pavement management system, which monitors inventory, data collection, inspections, data management, and updates. iWorQ Pavements also tracks historical data, pavement treatments and condition histories.
The department appreciates the public’s cooperation and patience, and apologizes for the inconvenience.