WAILUKU – The County of Maui Department of Public Works announces that its Highways Division has begun road cleaning, tree trimming and shoulder work in preparation for seal coating and slurry sealing the road surface in the Haliimaile Subdivision area. The work, which is scheduled to be completed by May 29, is part of the department’s pavement preservation program.
Residents should receive a letter and will be notified through door hangers before they will be directly impacted by the seal coating and slurry sealing. On these days, residents are asked to park on the roadside outside of the work zone and to stay off the treated areas to allow proper drying and curing time.
Driving over the treated areas will cause black asphalt emulsion to be splattered onto the vehicle. This material, if left on and dries, will be nearly impossible to remove. Residents are also asked to shut off all irrigation systems while crews are working on the street. The seal coating and slurry sealing material will be negatively affected by extraneous water, such as from irrigation, and cause pollution if allowed to flow into drains.
Motorists are asked to be attentive to traffic control personnel and to expect delays as traffic may be restricted at times 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 to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Any questions regarding the Haliimaile pavement preservation work may be directed to Public Works Highways Division Office at 270-7443, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Seal Coating and Slurry Sealing are two of several 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 the asphalt pavement 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. iWorQ Pavements is an asset management tool used to monitor our road inventory and to recommend treatments that will maximize the life of the County’s asphalt paved roads.
The department appreciates the public’s cooperation and patience, and apologizes for any inconvenience.