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Please Move the Highway, Protect Motorists, Maui's Beaches and Endangered Monk Seals

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Just over 5 miles of State Highway between Olowalu and the Pali on Maui’s western coastline is under serious threat from rising sea levels. Despite millions of dollars spent on seawalls by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, that have destroyed West Maui beaches and critical habitat for endangered monk seals and sea turtles, motorists continue to be at serious risk from the ocean waves crashing over the seawall. When the only highway into and out of West Maui is compromised with the next natural disaster or sooner, the 30,000 residents of West Maui will have no access to a hospital, or a harbor large enough for a barge, or an airport large enough for a plane, that can deliver sufficient supplies to a community of this size. The loss of revenue to businesses will be significant. The estimated cost to realign this portion of the highway is $100M, a small price to pay to save lives, save our beaches as well as endangered monk seal and sea turtle habitat. Please realign the Honoapiilani Highway from Olowalu to the Pali now, to protect motorists, and the West Maui community. Let’s not wait for a crisis or the loss of lives before taking action.  

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