Safety Cone Allocation Tripled by Maui County


Citing an overwhelming demand, the county of Maui has tripled the number of safety cones for use on island roadways. 

“Due to tropical moisture along with the glaring sunshine, our roads take a beating and we want to avoid damage to vehicles,” said Jonah Alanui of the county’s Public Works Department.

Besides potholes, county officials point to erosion along the coasts, and lack of parking in neighborhoods for the surge in safety cone demand.

On Makena Road at Ahihi Cove, the latest storm caused more erosion ~ and even more loss of the road.

“The road is still passable, but sooner or later they’ll need a solution more permanent than rubber cones,” said Makena resident Steven Tyler.

This week the county added four new cones to join the two that had been there for months.

“Certainly it’s not ideal,” Alanui said. “We just want to keep it as safe as possible until June when we hope to get a budget that includes road repairs.” 

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