We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

Save Topic
Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

Truly the death of West Maui if traffic into Lahaina is not addressed soon. Been 20 years people been talking about making 4 lanes mauka from 1000 peaks to Puamana...and the whole area makai to become one long stretch of beach parks using the current hwy to serve the string of parks. Maui mayor and council have failed all commuters into Lahaina area and beyond! So so sad, especially since the horrible traffic is the first impression so many tourists have after traveling for hours and arriving into this Maui mess. Auwe!

Trilogy Excursions
Boat Tours, Eco Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Sightseeing Tours
Blue Water Maui
Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Private Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching
64 replies to this topic
Boston, MA
Level Contributor
4,670 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
61. Re: Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

Remember phase 1 of the bypass, when it only went from Star Noodle to MauiGrown Coffee? Now it's actually helpful. Did they ever raise the speedlimit on it?

Edited: 15 March 2017, 07:21
Maui
Destination Expert
for Ka'anapali, Haleakala National Park, Maui
Level Contributor
61,794 posts
18 reviews
Save Reply
62. Re: Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

Nope, still low speed limit. They are also arguing about the Phase 2 alignment/plan still.

Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
10,892 posts
Save Reply
63. Re: Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

Geesh, SW, you act as if West Maui somehow "deserves" a hand out from the State Leg...

(as if you have contributed billions of dollars in taxes and economic activity or some such since the 70s).

Don't you know we need all that transportation money on Oahu for our rail system from nowhere which will never be finished?

So greedy you guys.

What's hilarious is how they are promising the part through Launiupoko and Olowalu will be done in like just a few more months when reviewing proposed development down thataway.

But look at the bright side, because of the interminable generation-long delays major development on the West side has been stymied from Kaanapalai to Kapalua and several thousands of more units (with five thousand more cars) has been avoided.

....which keeps driving up the value of your place.

So almost like win-win.

Maui
Destination Expert
for Ka'anapali, Haleakala National Park, Maui
Level Contributor
61,794 posts
18 reviews
Save Reply
64. Re: Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!

LOL, that's us Westies-GREEDY!

While some development hasn't happened.....we've still seen Nanea, Mahana Ridge, and Pulelehua start/go up. I won't count Kahoma Village or the stupid one by the Kaanapali Train station since they are 'affordable'.........

I think Sea Link should do a ferry from Lahaina to Maalaea...I'd love that over the drive!

Reply to: Traffic into Lahaina and all of West Maui...Auwe!
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Lahaina
Recent Conversations