HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Public informational meeting scheduled for the Saddle Road (Route 200) extension project

Posted on May 12, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), Highways Division, invites the community to an informational meeting for the extension of the Western terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200), formerly known as Saddle Road, to connect with the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) and Waikoloa Beach Drive.

he meeting is scheduled at the following time and location:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Waikoloa Village Elementary and Middle School

68-1730 Hooko Street

Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

The Federal Highways Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD) and HDOT are collaborating for a solution to extend D.K.I Highway in anticipation of the expected traffic growth in this area. Project information, display boards and proposed options of the extension will be presented at 6:30 p.m., following with a short presentation at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to ask questions and share their input with the staff available to determine the best solution for the community.

Purposes of the project include improving safety, providing a modern State Highway link connecting motorists traveling between Hilo and coastal South Kohala/Kona on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway and improving general efficiency and operational level of traffic movement designed to save time.

For additional information on the project please click on the following link:

https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/hi/saddle-ext/

To view the meeting flyer please click the following link:

https://hidot.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Saddle-Road-Extension-Public-Hearing-Flyer_v2.pdf

The meeting is accessible for individuals with disabilities. To request language interpretation, an auxiliary aid or special services (e.g., sign language interpreter and accessible parking), please contact Mr. Darrell Young prior to the meeting date.

Mr. Darrell Young

Project Manager

HDOT Highways Division, Planning Branch

869 Punchbowl Street, Room 301

Honolulu, HI 96813

Darell.Young@hawaii.gov

Text telephone (TTY) users may use telecommunication relay service (TRS) to contact HDOT.

Persons unable or desiring not to appear at the public meeting may file a signed statement presenting their views on this project. Statements should be submitted up to and including June 7, 2017 and should be addressed to Darrell Young.

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Shelly Kunishige

Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Office

Office: (808) 587-2161

Cell: (808) 282-2690

E-mail: shelly.y.kunishige@hawaii.gov

http://hidot.hawaii.gov

@DOTHawaii /HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation