Town Hall Meeting – Nanakuli Contraflow & Other Traffic Solutions 09/12/16

L-R: Sen. Shimabukuro and DOT Deputy Director – Highways Division, Edwin Sniffen.


On Monday, 09/12/16, DOT will participate in a Town Hall meeting to discuss the Nanakuli contraflow project and other traffic solutions. The meeting will be held at the Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao cafeteria from 6:30-8:30pm. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

The Ahupua’a o Nanakuli Homestead and I will be hosting a Town Hall meeting:

Who: Department of Transportation (DOT)

What: Town Hall Meeting – Nanakuli Contraflow Lane & Other Traffic Solutions

When: Monday, 09/12/16, 6:30-8:30pm (refreshments will be served starting at 6:30pm; meeting starts at 7pm)

Where: Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao public charter school cafeteria 

Why: Discuss the contraflow lane and other traffic solutions for the Wai`anae Coast

Contraflow Update

Mahalo to many of you for sharing your concerns about eastbound traffic congestion and safety during contraflow hours. The state and city are taking the following actions to try and improve travel times for eastbound drivers and increase overall safety:

– end contraflow before 7pm if traffic is flowing well

– prevent use of the makai beach lane

– increase official presence to reduce illegal left turns and enhance traffic flow 

– provide tow service to assist stalled vehicles

Turn Lane Update

I have received questions about the recent news of the highway widening project not being funded. Fortunately, this does not impact the current turn lane project, ie, eastbound turn lanes at Haleakala Ave. and Nanakuli Ave. The turn lanes are still funded and scheduled to finish next year. Included with the turn lane project are the contraflow operations, and traffic cameras being installed at the first four intersections in Nanakuli.

The highway project that is on hold for now due to the gas tax bill not passing is a potential widening which extends to Hakimo Rd. Fortunately, DOT is still conducting a study of the feasibility of adding a 5th lane on Farrington Hwy to try to ease the Nanakuli bottleneck.  

Mahalo for the privilege of serving you. Contact my office if you have any questions or concerns, at 586-7793. 

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