We stayed 12 nights in Kapaa, just north of Lihue, over Spring Break 2013. Road construction caused travel times of 45 minutes to go two miles on eight of those days. Did I mention that it was Spring break? Whomever manages road projects apparently didn't care either that it was Spring Break or that their construction protocols could be amended to ensure decent traffic flow. This just screams at the visitor/victim, "PLEASE! Go elsewhere to enjoy your vacation! Why not Maui?"
I got the message loud and clear. For 2014, it will be, "Maui, here we come!" You, too, I hope.