May 20, 2024

Blasting schedule released for Kilohana temporary housing site

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors released its basting plan for the Kilohana temporary housing site today. The contractor will generally blast once a day between 2-4 p.m., weather permitting, Monday through Saturday, for approximately the next 65 days.

Residents interested in receiving automated future blasting notifications for the Kilohana site, should send an email to Mike Hess at

Kilohana is a 34-acre site is located off of a cane haul road near Wahikuli Road in Lahaina. USACE is grading the land, installing utilities and preparing the site for 169 temporary housing units. The project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Hawai‘i.

The site is on hard rock, so blasting will need to be done to install utilities and grade the site. Blasting will be done by Blasting Technology, Inc., of Kihei, Hawaii. Prior to and during the blast, traffic will be stopped on the cane haul access road.

The contractors will do their best to minimize disruptions throughout construction, although an increase in construction traffic is anticipated.