The meeting – held in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration – will be on Thursday August 8, 2013, at the Waiākea Intermediate School Cafeteria (200 West Puainako Street) starting at 5:15 p.m.
A formal presentation is scheduled to begin 6:00 p.m., however, the public is encouraged to arrive as early as 5:15p.m. to view the project displays. The state DOT says public comments can be given at this time, after the formal presentation, or by mailing in comment forms.
|The project involves the partial realignment and widening of Puainako Street from the east side of Kīlauea Avenue intersection to Komohana Street. The segment from the vicinity west of the Waiākea Schools complex to Komohana Street will consist of construction of a new four lane roadway along a new alignment. The portion along the front of the Waiākea Schools complex to the east side of Kīlauea Avenue will be a widening of the existing Puainako Street from two to four lanes. Improvements within the corridor, which is approximately 1.5 miles in length, will include sidewalks and bicycle lanes, drainage structures, traffic signals, retaining walls, sound walls, raised and at-grade medians, and landscaping. To construct this project, property beyond the existing DOT right-of-way will need to be acquired. The approximate project limits extend from milepost 0.16 to 1.61 of Puainako Street.
The purpose of this public informational meeting is to update the community on the status of the project and provide an overview of the progress since the first public meeting, including changes to the roadway typical section along various stretches of the roadway. An update on the Environmental Impact Statement re-evaluation process will also be provided. If you have concerns or are interested in this project, we urge your attendance and participation.
If you need language translation or an auxiliary aid service (e.g., sign language interpreter, accessible parking or materials in alternative format), please contact Robert Sun, at (808) 692-7578, seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. TTY users may use TRS to contact our DOT office.
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