Maui Public Works requests nearly $9 million for repairs following March’s severe flooding

Maui Public Works requests nearly $9 million for repairs following March’s severe flooding
Flooding on Maui destroyed several homes and tossed cars around like playtoys. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Last month’s heavy rain that led to flooding and evacuations on Maui caused nearly $9 million worth of damage.

That number is according to the Maui Public Works Department’s request for funding.

The Department asked for $3 million dollars to repair the Kaupakalua Bridge at Peahi road. They also requested another $2.3 million to construct retaining walls and repair guardrails along Haiku Road.

Another $1.5 million is being requested for roadwork and stabilization along Awalau Road.

Because the flooding was so severe, Gov. Ige declared a state of emergency in light of the damage on Oahu and Maui. That freed up funding to conduct emergency repairs.

Read the full funding request that was submitted to the Maui County Council below:

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