Three firefighters receive promotions
Three firefighters have been promoted to the rank of firefighter III, fire apparatus operator.
The promoted firefighters are 13-year veteran Peter Vanderpoel, 11-year veteran Aaron Boswell and eight-year veteran Tim O'Connor, Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray announced.
Car veers off highway; visitors injured
A car went off Hana Highway and ended up about 15 feet below the highway Friday afternoon.
A Hana fire crew, medics and police responded to the 2:41 p.m. call at Milepost 27 and found four female visitors whose injuries were not considered life threatening, according to Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
They had made it out of their vehicle. Medics treated the four females and took them to Maui Memorial Medical Center, he said.
No information was available on the victims' ages or residences.
Road improvements will get under way
Maui County will be beginning road improvement work at sites in Central and South Maui this week.
The county Department of Public Works will be resurfacing roads, fixing manholes and water valves and installing pavement striping and markers on Iao Valley Road, Church Street from Vineyard to Wells streets and Kinipopo Road. Work begins Monday and is scheduled for completion on May 14.
Kupono Builders LLC is the contractor for the $584,484 project.
The Liloa Drive-Hale Kuai Street intersection improvement project begins Monday and is scheduled to be completed March 25. The work includes removing existing signs and installing new signs, pavement striping and raising the height of the median.
Arisumi Brothers Inc. is the contractor for the $15,260 project.
Both projects will involve closing down one lane and contra-flowing traffic around construction sites during weekdays. On the weekend, both lanes of Church Street and Kinipopo Road will be closed to complete work as soon as possible, a news release said.
Motorists and pedestrians are urged to follow all safety signs.
For more information, contact Public Works project engineer Eassie Miller at 270-7745.
War Memorial gains disabled parking
Disabled access parking stalls are being installed at the Little League fields at the War Memorial Complex.
The Department of Parks and Recreation will be working on Halia Nakoa Street and Kanaloa Avenue from Monday to May 10.
Besides providing accessible parking stalls, the project includes building an accessible sidewalk, stairs and new fencing.
During construction, the Little League fields will remain open to the public, but access from Halia Nakoa Street and Kanaloa Avenue will be affected. The public is asked to follow all posted instructions regarding available access points to the fields to ensure safety.
The cost for design and construction of the project is $403,443. The general contractor is West Maui Construction LLC.
For more information, contact Robert Halvorson, chief of planning and development, at 270-7931.