Hawai’i County Roads, the good, the bad, and the ugly…

October 13, 2016
6pm   -   8pm
West Hawaii Civic Center

This important Forum topic that affects every resident of the County – our island’s roads.   This West Hawaii Community Forum will focus on the state of the County’s roads, the maintenance, development priorities, plans and funding of our road system.

Hawai’i recently sold more than $200 million in State highways revenue bonds.  Over  $22 million is scheduled to be spent on badly needed repairs, maintenance, and improvements on the Big Island.   Of the $22 Million much of the money has already been earmarked to be spent on road work for Akoni Pule Highway, Mamalahoa Highway, Kohala Mountain Road, Daniel K. Inouye Highway and Kawaihae Road.

What about badly needed maintenance and repair of collector and other roads that serve the County’s growing traffic demands?   For example, a major and well-traveled east-West connector like Hina Lani Street now has grass growing up through the cracks and in the middle of the road.  It’s clear that many of our existing roads need immediate attention along with the development of new County roads and other improvements.

Join us and find out how your taxpayers dollars are being spent to repair, restore, and improve the County’s extensive road system.

Route 11, Hawaii Belt Road, Intersection with Route 19 to Kailua Kona

Route 19, Hawaii Belt Road, Hilo Harbor to Kailua Kona

Route 130, Keaau-Pahoa Road, Intersection with Hawaii Belt Road (Route 11) at Keaau towards Kalapana

Route 190, Palani Highway and Mamalahoa Highway, Kailua Kona to Intersection with Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in Waimea

Route 220, Akaka Falls Road, Intersection with Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) to Akaka Falls Park

Route 240, Honokaa Waipio Road, Intersection with Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) to Waipio Valley

Route 250, Kohala Mountain Road, Intersection with Hawaii Belt Road in Waimea to Hawi

Route 270, Akoni Pule Highway, Kawaihae to Hawi

This forum took place on October 13, 2016, at 6pm at West Hawaii Civic Center.

To learn more about each Forum featured speaker, click onto the presenter's name listed below their picture.


This event was moderated by:

Pete Hoffmann
Community Enterprises

The event's featured speakers were:

Ed Sniffen
Hawaii's Highways Division
Brandon Gonzalez
Department of public Works, Hawai'i
Ken Obenski
Hawaii County Highway Safety Counsel

Speaker Presentation Materials

The presenters have graciously allowed us to post their presentation notes.


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