State of County scheduled for February
Mayor Alan Arakawa will deliver the 2014 State of the County address from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
The address will highlight the county's achievements in 2013, outline plans for the current year and discuss issues facing the county, a news release from the Mayor's Office said.
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., although attendees are advised that seating inside is limited. Overflow seating with live viewing on a television monitor will be available in the outdoor courtyard.
Light refreshments will be served following the event.
A sign language interpreter will be available during the event. Those requiring other types of assistance or accommodations due to disability are asked to call the Mayor's Office at 270-7855.
For more information, call 270-7855 or send email to email@example.com.
Widening project slated to cause delays
A project to widen the Iao Stream bridge on Waiehu Beach Road will result in lane shifts and closures for motorists who can expect delays in the area between Eha Street and Kaae Road beginning Monday, according to an announcement.
Working hours for contractor Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with night work, when required, from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists should be cautious and follow traffic control instructions when driving through the work area.
The project is expected to finish in mid-December.
Another project, also beginning Monday, will cause delays and a detour for motorists in Hana between Uakea Road and Keawa Place, according to an announcement from contractor Site Engineering Inc.
Work is expected to be ongoing for six months to widen an existing one-lane box culvert and road widening on Hana Highway.
Gas prices in Wailuku remain unchanged
The average price of an unleaded gallon of gasoline in Wailuku was unchanged in a week at $4.24, the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch reported Thursday.
That price was 7 cents more than last month and 16 cents more than a year ago, according to the weekly snapshot of island gas prices.
The state's average price of $4.02 per gallon also was unchanged. It was 11 cents more than last month and 6 cents less than a year earlier.
Honolulu's average price of $3.91 was a penny less than last week, 11 cents more than last month and 12 cents less than a year ago. In Hilo, the price was $3.98, which was 1 cent more than last week, 7 cents more than last month and 12 cents less than last year.
The prices are derived from fleet credit card transactions and are combined averages of the last card swipe of the previous day.