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January 07, 2019

Honoapiʻilani Night Work Between Kapunakea and Keawe

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will be conducting night work on the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Lahaina between Kapunakea and Keawe Streets.
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January 12, 2018

Rep. McKelvey Reasserts Plea to Halt Lahaina Road Project

Rep. Angus McKelvey of Maui today reasserted his plea to halt last minute changes to the Keawe St area of the Honoapiʻilani Hwy after the DOT defended its stance in carrying out the project.
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February 07, 2011

Okimoto and Nahale-a Confirmed to Cabinet Posts

Glenn M. Okimoto was confirmed as Director of the Department of Transportation and Albert "Alapaki" Nahale-a was confirmed as Chairperson for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
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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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November 10, 2009

NEW CARGO FACILITY AT HILO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BREAKS GROUND

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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September 17, 2009

MAUI LEADS THE STATE; HAWAII LEADS THE NATION WITH SEAT-BELT USE

Hawai’i’s seat belt usage rate jumped to 97.9 percent during the May 2009 “Click It Or Ticket” campaign, the highest rate any state in the nation has ever achieved.  Last year, the seat belt usage rate in Hawai’i was 97.0 percent. Maui County motorists led the state, with 98.4 percent seat belt use, followed by... Read more »
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July 08, 2009

HANA HWY ROCKFALL MITIGATION FORCES 4-HOUR WEEKDAY CLOSURES

Rockfall mitigation continues on the Hana Highway through Friday, July 17th.  Work between mile markers 19 and 21 will result in the complete closure of the highway weekdays between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The state Department of Transportation also advises Maui motorists of intermittent traffic stoppages on the Hana Highway (Route 360) in both... Read more »
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April 29, 2009

LANAI AIRPORT GOES SOLAR

The State Department of Transportation celebrates the completion of a new photovoltaic energy system at Lanai Airport.  The PV system is the final of seven DOT facilities across the state that have recently been completed as part of the DOT’s Photovoltaic Energy Systems Project. A dedication ceremony will be held Thursday morning, April 30th at... Read more »
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April 14, 2009

SLOPE DEBRIS REMOVAL ON HANA HIGHWAY

The state Department of Transportation begins work today (Tuesday, April 14, 2009) to remove loose debris from a portion of the Hana Highway.  Rock scaling operations will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Motorists can expect traffic stoppages near mile post 21 in Wailuanui while work is in progress.  Roadwork is weather-permitting.
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April 02, 2009

MAYOR TAKES DEMO RIDE ON DOUBLE DECK BUS

The county is considering the purchase of double-decker busses on the Valley Isle. Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares was among a small busload of people who took the 14-foot high bus on a demo run yesterday. The diesel Enviro 500 bus can carry up to 81 passengers, with room for 17 people standing. It also has... Read more »
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March 09, 2009

MAUI ROAD WORK FOR WEEK OF MARCH 9-13, 2009

24-HOUR HALEAKALA HIGHWAY LANE CLOSURES FROM KAHULUI TO PUKALANI The state Department of Transportation advises Maui motorists of various lane closures on Haleakala Highway on the following dates and locations: Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., daily, single lane closures in the Pukalani-bound direction between North Firebreak Road... Read more »
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January 15, 2009

RED LIGHT PHOTO ENFORCEMENT AMONG BILLS UNVEILED BY STATE LEADERS

State leaders unveiled five pieces of legislation yesterday aimed at improving traffic safety on Hawai`i’s roadways.   Senator J. Kalani English and Rep. Joe Souki of Maui, joined Governor Linda Lingle and the state Department of Transportation in making the announcement.  The first piece of legislation is intended to help young motorists develop good driving... Read more »
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January 13, 2009

MAJOR TRAFFIC CONGESTION-RELIEF PROJECTS PLANNED FOR O`AHU MOTORISTS

The state unveiled two major initiatives aimed at easing traffic congestion along the most heavily traveled corridor in the state.   The first project, known as the PM Contraflow, focuses on improving the westbound afternoon rush hour commute on the H-1 Freeway from Honolulu to Central and Leeward O`ahu by adding a 6.2-mile contraflow lane... Read more »
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January 06, 2009

CREWS WORK TO FIX HOLE IN ROADWAY ON OAHU’S H-1

Crews from the Department of Transportation are working to repair damage to the left lane of the H-1 freeway near Radford Drive. Earlier this afternoon, DOT officials reported the portion of the road had a large hole in it, about one-foot deep and one-foot wide in diameter, posing a threat to passing motorists. The damage... Read more »
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