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March 08, 2012

Kauai’s Kapaa Temporary Bypass to Reopen on Monday

Heavy rains and floods undermined a 36-inch drainage culvert under the road, resulting in its closure on Monday. The HDOT will reopen the south leg of of the bypass on Monday, March 12, weather-permitting.
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March 05, 2012

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Repairs to Kaua’i’s Kuhio Hwy

Heavy rains over the last two weekends are being blamed for erosion to the soil foundation and the partial collapse of a 15-foot diameter steel culvert beneath the highway, according to the proclamation.
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August 24, 2011

Pedestrian Master Plan Aims to Decrease Fatalities

Pedestrian fatalities have declined each year since 2003, until last year when pedestrian fatalities rose to 27 deaths. The Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan is aimed at decreasing this number.
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June 14, 2011

Hawai’i Ends Subsidy for Vanpool Program

The state Department of Transportation is ending its financial support of Vanpool Hawaii, citing a difficult fiscal environment.
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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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October 01, 2010

VIDEO: State pushes forward with Lahaina Bypass $24 million 2nd phase

State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials and Goodfellow Bros., Inc. joined the West Maui community in celebrating the groundbreaking of the second phase of the Honoapi‘ilani Highway Realignment Project, also known as the “Lahaina Bypass.” This phase, from Lahainaluna Road to Hokiokio Place, is the second of five phases that will ultimately result in a... Read more »
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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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June 10, 2010

New Explosive Detection System unveiled at Kahului Airport

The State Department of Transportation dedicated a new, state of the art Explosive Detection System today at Kahului Airport. The new system is expected to provide a simplified flight check-in process for air travelers, open up more lobby space, and provide air travel security.  The system features screening equipment installed behind the ticketing and check-in... Read more »
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May 18, 2010

New Escalators installed at Kahului Airport

The state Department of Transportation completed the installation of two new escalators at the Kahului Airport in the security check point area.  The new escalators replace the previous escalators, which were demolished and removed after twenty years of service. “We apologize for the delay in service during the construction period,” said Maui Airport District Manager... 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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November 10, 2009


The state broke ground today on a new Hold Cargo and Light Industrial Building at Hilo International Airport.  The 60,000 square-foot, steel-framed building will be used to accommodate delivery and transport of goods into Hilo. State officials with the Department of Transportation say the project also includes the construction of a 50,000 square-yard apron as... Read more »
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November 06, 2009

VIDEO: Honoapiilani Widening Project Breaks Ground

A ground breaking ceremony was held today for Maui’s Honoapiilani Highway widening project.  The one mile stretch between Lahainaluna Road and Aholo Road will be widened from two to four lanes, with landscaped medians, pedestrian and bike lanes and intersection upgrades. State Transportation officials say the Highway carries nearly 26,000 vehicles daily, and is the... Read more »
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July 19, 2009


EXPECT MINOR DELAYS AT CRATER ROAD AT HALEAKALA JULY 21-24 Beginning Tuesday, July 21st work will begin to re-stripe two and a half miles of Crater Road in Haleakala National Park between the summit parking lot and the Kalahaku lookout.  This work is scheduled to end at close of business Friday, July 24th.  The road... 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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