Updated directions from Kahului Airport to the Highway to Kihei

As you may know, we've had a lot of road construction on Maui this past year. Dairy Road has become a bit more complicated with the opening of the first phase of Airport Access Road. 

For now, I would advise to avoid Airport Access road when leaving the airport. It is currently difficult to turn onto the Hana Hwy (by Kmart) because the turning lane is too short. It's easier and less frustrating to just stay on Dairy Road. Apparently the second stretch of Airport Road is scheduled to open in January 2016. That remains to be seen.

Google Maps has been updated to reflect the changes and is very helpful to look at.

When leaving the Kahului Airport, you are on the #380 Highway (aka Dairy Road). Stay in the left lane until you have passed the Krispy Kreme intersection (do not turn onto #36A).

Continue on Dairy Road and follow it through Kahului.

Due to some new road construction past the fire hall the road will veer left to intersect with the new but not complete Airport Access Road. Stay on Dairy Road which becomes Pakaula Street it takes you to Home Depot, Walmart and Target. TURN RIGHT after Home Depot onto Ho'okele Street. Drive past Target and take your SECOND LEFT where it connects with #311 (Mokulele Hwy) and head towards Kihei.

To take the traditional Kihei turnoff at Kings Cathedral: Where Dairy Road veers left to intersect with the new but not complete Airport Access Road, TURN RIGHT onto Airport Access Road and then prepare to TURN LEFT at the next set of lights (#311 Mokulele Hwy or Pu’unene Ave). A large church (Kings Cathedral) will be on the left corner. The signs will direct you to turn left to go to Kihei.

Hope this helps!

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