Water Main Break Update: Sen. Shimabukuro is Asking – Do You Support Making Portions of WCEAR Public & Connecting Piliokahi Ave. to Helelua St. to Bypass Emergencies Like This in the Future?

The Nanakuli water main break is a prime example of why we should:

1) Condemn Paakea Road to make it a public road so that the gated portion is open at all times. We should condemn other portions of  WCEAR to make them public also;

2) Build an additional back road connecting Helelua to the Nanakuli Homesteads, which comes out at Piliokahi Avenue. Having this additional road, at least for emergencies, could have bypassed the water main break.

Please let me know if you support these proposed solutions. We must have community support to push these ideas forward!

Emergency Travel Advisory: If you are coming from Maili, Waianae, or Makaha, try going on Mailiili Road to connect to Paakea Road. From Paakea Road you should be able to connect to the Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) at the gated portion of Paakea Road (which was opened in the afternoon on 7/26/15). Continue to follow WCEAR to Lualualei Naval Road, then turn left to proceed along WCEAR behind Sack N Save. WCEAR will then connect to Helelua Street and return you back to Farrington Hwy.

You can also connect to WCEAR through Sea Country (Kaukama Road), by taking the first left after the swimming pool.

7/26/15, Congestion, Mā’ili Point to Helelua Street

If you live before Sea Country (Ka’ukama Road), to avoid traffic from Mā’ili Point to Helelua Street, travel on Ma’ili’ili Road to connect to the Wai’anae Coast Emergency Access Route (WCEAR), even if you have to backtrack.

Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) Open

The Waianae Coast Emergency Access Road (WCEAR) is open from Sea Country to Helelua Street.