Saddle Road Extension Subject of Public Meeting

The Hawai`i Department of Transportation, Highways Division, is inviting 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.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Waikoloa Village Elementary and Middle School, located at 68-1730 Hooko Street in Waikoloa.

The Federal Highways Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division 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 can be reviewed here.

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), contact Mr. Darrell Young prior to the meeting date by e-mailing Darell.Young@hawaii.gov.

Text telephone 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 and should be addressed to Darrell Young.

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