Press Releases

(HILO) – Eight people were arrested early this morning at a protest camp across the road from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center on Hawaii island.  Seven women and one man were arrested for being present in the restricted area, outlined in the emergency rule passed by the Board of Land and Natural Resources and signed ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Second round of arrests on Mauna Kea under emergency rule

KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises motorists that as of Friday, Sept. 4, the truck escape ramp and drainage improvements of the Daniel K. Inouye Truck Escape Ramp project have been completed.  The 1,600-foot-long escape ramp is fully functional and open to the public.  It is located on Daniel K. Inouye Highway ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Truck escape ramp opens on Daniel K. Inouye Highway in Kona

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD) will be holding a public meeting to share information on the Hanapepe River Bridge Replacement project, located at milepost 16.5 on Kaumualii Highway (State Route 50) in Hanapepe town on the west side of ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Public informational meeting scheduled for the Hanapepe river bridge replacement project

HONOLULU – To increase awareness about suicide prevention resources and support available to families, communities in Hawaii and across the nation are collaborating to host events during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13. The week marks the days leading up to and after World Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. This year’s national ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: National suicide prevention week (Sept. 7-13) raises awareness with statewide activities

HONOLULU – Another 13 people moved out of the Kakaako encampment on Thursday, September 3rd, bringing to 56 the total number of homeless campers who have transitioned from Kakaako to homeless shelters around O‘ahu since August 7, 2015. The 13 individuals include two families, one couple and four single adults who were transported by a ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: Leadership team on homelessness making progress as more families leave Kakaako

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division reminds travelers to use the International Parking Structure (Lot A) at the Honolulu International Airport during the Labor Day Weekend (see map below). Travelers should expect limited parking at the Inter-island Terminal, Overseas Terminal and Lot B due to holiday traffic. HDOT advises travelers to ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Honolulu airport travelers reminded to use International Parking Structure during Labor Day weekend

KONA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) launched the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2 project with a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today in Kona.  This project consists of the widening of the highway from a two-lane to four-lane highway from Kealakehe Parkway to Keahole Airport Road.  Other improvements include the installation of new coordinated ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening, phase 2 project beings with groundbreaking ceremony

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the 24/7 lane closure on Kamehameha Highway between Keo Place and Trout Farm Road, fronting the Crouching Lion Inn in Kaaawa will end this Friday, Sept. 4, at 4:00 p.m. The 24/7 northbound lane closure was necessary for emergency roadwork to repair a ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: 24/7 lane closure for Kamehameha Highway shoreline emergency repairs in Kaaawa to end Friday

(KAHULUI, MAUI) – The Nakula Natural Area Reserve (NAR) on the Leeward slopes of Maui’s Haleakala covers 1500 acres and spans elevations from 3600-9200 feet above sea level. The Nakula NAR was established in 2011 and is adjacent to the Kahikinui Forest Reserve. Both are components of the Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership (LHWRP). The ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE- Nakula natural area reserve gets restoration help, draft management plan available for review

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) filed a lawsuit today against Ciber, Inc., alleging that the consulting firm defrauded the State and engaged in other misconduct on a project to implement new software for the HDOT’s Highways Division. The lawsuit alleges that Ciber pulled a “bait and switch” by misrepresenting its capabilities in ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT files lawsuit against Ciber, Inc., a consulting firm, alleging fraud and breach of contract on State highway software upgrade project