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TAG: Hawaii Department of Transportation
May 29, 2015

State Settles Lawsuit Over Driver’s Test Translations

The federal lawsuit alleged that the DOT discriminated against foreign-born residents by not offering a translated exam for a period of more than five years after previously existing translations were removed from service when additional questions needed to be added to the exam.
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August 04, 2014

Highway Bond Sale Secures $164M for Hawaiʻi

State officials announced the successful sale of nearly $164 million in Highway Revenue Bonds, with an estimated $120 million to fund various highway projects, and more than $65 million allocated to refinance existing bonds for interest savings.
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April 10, 2012

Kahului Airport Access Road Aims to Address Traffic into 2035

Traffic analysis statistics indicate that average daily traffic along Keolani Place, which serves as the primary entrance to Kahului Airport, was estimated at 15,421 vehicles in 2003. The same report projected traffic volume to increase to 22,800 vehicles per day in 2015, and 25,600 per day in 2035.
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April 05, 2012

Kahului Airport Access Road Focus of Public Meeting

Plans call for the construction of a 4-lane, 4700-foot stretch of road between Puunene Avenue and the Hana Highway, with intersections at Dairy Road, Pakaula Street, and the Hana Highway.
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March 26, 2012

30 Day Comment Period Opens on Kahului Airport Access Road

The proposal calls for a new four-lane arterial between Puunene Avenue and Hana Highway with intersections at Dairy Road, Pakaula Street and the Hana Highway.
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March 02, 2012

$1.14 Million Kahului Airfield Maintenance Project Underway

The project includes a complete re-wiring of the runway light and taxiway light circuits. The anticipated completion date for the federally funded project is May 2012.
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February 14, 2012

Public Input Sought On Long-Range Transportation Plans

The Hawaii Department of Transportation will be updating the Regional Long-Range Land Transportation Plans for each island and is asking the public to participate.
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January 19, 2012

Honolulu Inter-Island Parking Structure 3 Week Closure

The Inter-Island Terminal Parking Structure at Honolulu International Airport will undergo an intermittent closure for about three weeks for steam cleaning maintenance. Authorities also say cleaning work is scheduled during a historically slow period in the travel season.
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December 16, 2011

BRIEF: Kahului Airport Runway Maintenance

The state DOT will conduct airfield maintenance work at Kahului Airport for a second weekend in a row. The work was described as routine maintenance, and will take place between 12:01 to 5 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
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April 01, 2011

Maui Lane Closures for April 2-8, 2011

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has two projects planned on the Hana Highway this coming week.
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January 10, 2011

Highway Consolidation Proposed to allow for Funding Flexibility in Maui County

The change, officials say, will allow programs on Maui, Molokai and Lanai to remain autonomous, but also allow for flexibility in the management of finances when projects require additional funding during the fiscal year.
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September 09, 2010

VIDEO: Kahului Airport celebrates completion of $17 million apron pavement improvement project

Posted by Wendy Osher The state Department of Transportation today celebrated the completion of a $17 million Apron Pavement Structural Improvement project at the Kahului Airport on Maui.  A majority of funds totaling $15 million were provided through the Federal Aviation Administration in the form of a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.... Read more »
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January 06, 2010

Next Phase Of Lahaina Bypass Opens For Bids

Posted by Wendy Osher The Hawaii Department of Transportation opened bids today for the next phase of the Lahaina Bypass project on Maui.  Phase 1B-1 is the second part of the five phase project.  The bypass is being constructed as an alternate route to alleviate rush hour traffic through busy Lahaina town in West Maui.... Read more »
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November 18, 2009

Keeping Hawaii Motorists Safe Over the Holidays

The state Department of Transportation’s Highways and Airports Divisions will be partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) on a safety awareness campaign called “Tie One On For Safety.”  All state vehicles from these divisions will display a red ribbon until the end of the year as a commitment to remind people about the dangers... Read more »
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July 10, 2009


Pacific Wings airlines resumed partial service this morning (Friday, July 10, 2009) after suspending all flights on Wednesday and Thursday. The company claims an airline employee was assaulted and injured by a Hawaii Department of Transportation Contractor. State Transportation officials dispute the assault claim saying security personnel visited the site on Tuesday to serve citations... Read more »
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