Friday, April 5, 2019

Maui Harbor Office Moves

By Karen Robes Meeks

The completion of the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s state-funded $7.5 million Harbors Maui District Office Relocation project was feted with a ceremony blessing March 27.

Efforts to relocate the office began in 2012 after an assessment study on how to best use the land at Kahului Harbor determined that moving the Harbors Maui District Office to the Old Kahului Railroad Building A on Kaahumanu Avenue and letting others use adjacent Buildings B and C would be a more efficient, less congested use.

The project involved updating the building’s utilities and systems while preserving the historic architectural features of the old Kahului Railroad Building.

“Kahului Harbor is our state’s third largest port, and these improvements are essential to increase operational efficiency and improve conditions for Harbors personnel,” said Gov. David Ige.