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Maui County to get $600,000 in grants to improve road safety

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The federal government is giving Maui County two grants worth more than $600,000 to improve the safety of roads children walk on or ride bicycles on to get to school.

More than $450,000 of the grant money is going to the county public works department and the Keonekai Neighborhood Association to make improvements near Kamalii Elementary School.

The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday the project will replace and build new sidewalks, build a midblock crossing with rectangular flashing beacons, and install radar signs. 

A project to build new curb ramps, revise crosswalk striping, and revise signs near the Princess Nahienaena Elementary School will receive $155,000.

The funding comes from the federal Safe Routes to School Program, aims to increase road and pedestrian safety and promote walking and bicycling. 

 

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