KAANAPALI, Maui (KHNL) - The issue of gridlock, and what to do about it, is a hot topic of discussion in west Maui. The group Lahaina Bypass Now released the results of a recent traffic study.
With the all the sights Maui has to offer, heavy traffic is one sight both residents and visitors would rather not see.
"This is everyone's problem" says Theo Morrison of Lahaina Bypass Now.
Although Maui has a relatively small population, about 120,000; the island welcomes another 2.2 million visitors ever year. And with construction booming, that is not about to change.
"The most important thing they have is their time so they're spending a lot of time on the highway. Then we have employees, trying to get to work" says Morrison.
Like talks of rapid transit on the island of Oahu, the talks here on Maui of a bypass road are 30 years in the making. But now, at least they believe they are making progress.