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Kahului Maui - the Airport Access Road is now open!

The long awaited new Airport Access Road has opened in Kahului Maui and it's ready for business, as of July 23, 2016.  This makes it a lot easier to get to the airport, no matter what part of the island you're coming from, but especially from the north shore and upcountry, it will be the first road on your right as you approach Kahului.  If you're coming from south or west Maui, it's get's a little different where Kuihelani Hwy meets Dairy Road, near the Harley Davidson shop.  That's where it veers off and becomes the Airport Access Road.

They're still working out the signage though, so it helps if you know your way around on the previous roads, otherwise it could be a little confusing. 

Kahului Airport Access Road from Georgie Hunter on Vimeo.

Watch this short video to get an idea of how it looks now.  It's very attractive with the palm trees and the waterfall feature, which is a creative way of having water storage nearby. These improvements really enhance the visitor experience.

You drive directly up to the terminal with the depature gates, but watch out for merging traffic on the left. These are the cars and vans that may be circling the terminal... which is now a bit of a longer route, so try to avoid this action.  The "cell phone" waiting lot is where the rental car lots are, towards Kanaha Beach.

underpass by the Kahului Airport - under construction 2016

So we now have an overpass (the access road itself) and underpass (leaving Costco and heading to north shore), but unfortunately it's not at the Hana Highway where it's really needed.  There are 2 new traffic intersections when coming from Haleakala Hwy into Kahului... Hookele Rd which goes into the Kahului Business Park, and The Airport Access Road.  Google Maps, take note.

In the future all the rental cars will be housed in a tall parking structure near the airport, serviced by shuttle vans.  You can see the cranes working on it already.  Paid for with fees received from all those car rentals over the years!  It will be a dominant part of the landscape when completed and will make the Kahului Airport look like so many other places. : (

Airport Access Rd. under construction - Kahului Maui

A few pictures of when they were building the access road, showing the new entrance to the final stretch from Hana Highway, where there's now a traffic signal.

Kahului Airport Access Road at Hana Highway

 Confused?  Don't be. Maybe you need to find a home for sale in Kahului or Wailuku.

Thanks for reading my Maui blog...

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers
127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779
E-mail or call/text: 808 283-0635

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Comment balloon 7 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 28 2016 03:54PM

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 When I was there in June it looked like they were almost completed and I was wondering how much longer it would take Georgie Hunter R(S) 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 1 year ago

Aloha Georgie Hunter R(S)  - I really appreciate this update.  We used to go to Maui 2 times a year, then cut back to 1 whole month a year. But since being in real estate, I can't get away as much. This helps alot with understanding how the island is changing. Have a great week. Mahalo!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Wow...this is good news. I guess I will need to visit so I can check it out...lol

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 1 year ago

That is fantastic for locals and visitors alike.  Airports can be such a traffic headache.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 1 year ago

Hello Georgie

Great photos and your videos is so clear, did you use a GoPro? And your post has been featured to the group:

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Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 1 year ago

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  I used my iPhone 6 - it has a great camera/video camera. I really like that it automatically stabilizes the shots.  Thanks for the feature!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 year ago

Hello Georgie

I have a Apple iPhone 6+ and these are amazing phones, camera & video cameras

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 1 year ago

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