In 2008, I asked my State representative if the rumors about Oprah’s private road was real or not. He assured me that it was not true and would never happen. Well, Oprah has her own private road now that cuts a 45 min ride down to 10 mins. Oprah, whose Maui home is down the street from me doesn’t need to burn gas and time like us regular tax paying folks. People who are not from Maui might not understand but I think it sucks!
“She also owns estates in Montecito, California and Fisher Island, Florida; houses in Lavallette, New Jersey, Douglasville, Georgia and Telluride, Colorado; and assorted properties on the islands of Antigua and Maui. The latter includes 100 acres in Hana, 1,000 acres Upcountry (which boasts a small, terribly exclusive 12-room bed and breakfast) and a four-mile road.
And not just any road, either: Oprah’s road is concrete and asphalt 12 feet across. Goodfellow Brothers paved it in December 2010. The road stretches from the water tank at Kealakapu Road near Piilani Highway in Kihei to Keokoa, near Haleakala Highway. It’s a road locals have been waiting for 40 years—a potentially golden road that could radically ease traffic congestion in Central Maui.
That is, if the public could use it, which it most certainly cannot”