Wildfire updates for Monday Aug. 16 are posted: HERE.
Following the opening of the Lahaina Bypass on Aug. 15, 2023, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation began installing dust screens around Lahaina Town. The dust screens will reduce the spread of potentially hazardous materials across the roadways. This measure is being taken to protect highway users along Honoapiʻilani Highway (Route 30) and the Lahaina Bypass (Route 3000).
Federal, state, Maui County, and volunteer agencies continue recovery actions in Lahaina. The dust screens will not interfere with those efforts, according to transportation officials.
Installation began with the digging of fence posts on August 16. The full installation of dust screens is anticipated to be complete within a month. The dust screens will be maintained by HDOT crews and will remain until further notice.
As stressed by Gov. Green in his announcement of the opening of Lahaina Bypass yesterday, the public is urged to access West Maui only if necessary.