Kula Forest Reserve And Waipoli Access Road To Be Closed For Repairs March 17 Through April 30

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Announcements

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release March 14, 2014 

KULA FOREST RESERVE AND WAIPOLI ACCESS ROAD
TO BE CLOSED FOR REPAIRS MARCH 17 THROUGH APRIL 30

KAHULUI – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife will close the Kula Forest Reserve and Waipoli Access Road from Monday, March 17, 2014, through Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to allow needed road repairs to be made to both the unpaved and paved sections of the road.

Any forest or park permits for Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area for that period are being canceled. Activities in the forest reserve including hiking, biking, camping will be affected by these closures.

Due to recent heavy rains, the unpaved section of Waipoli Access Road requires repairs to fix washouts, holes, resurface and rebuild other portions of the road that have degraded due to normal wear and tear and exposure to the elements. These repairs are meant to be long term fixes.

Road repairs for the paved section of the road is funded entirely by capital improvement project funds. Waipoli Access Road will be closed from a point mauka of the lavender farm designated by posted signage.

For more information, contact the Maui Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) office at (808) 984-8100. To report violations, the public is advised to contact the Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) at (808) 873-3990.

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Deborah Ward
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