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Kea‘au - Pāhoa Road Improvements Project
 
  Purpose
  This project is intended to address degrading traffic conditions along this highway corridor between Kea‘au and Pāhoa.
 
Overview
  Currently, the Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road is heavily congested during peak traffic hours. The Hawai‘i Long-Range Land Transportation Plan (TranPlan), completed in May 1998, identified the potential for significant traffic increases due to availability of approximately 56,000 residential lots in the Puna region. The TranPlan recommended increasing the capacity of Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road by adding two lanes between Kea‘au and Pāhoa (from the end of the Kea'au Bypass to the beginning of the Pāhoa Bypass).
 
Schedule
The planning portion of this project will include an alternatives analysis and an extensive public involvement program which involves a Context Sensitive Solutions approach. A Draft Environmental Assessment (FEA) was made available in May 2010 and the Final EA/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was published on May 23, 2011. Design and construction will follow the planning process.

HDOT Project Manager
Ken Tatsuguchi, Engineering Planning Manager
Hawaii Department of Transportation, Planning Division
869 Punchbowl Street, Rm. 301
Honolulu, HI 96813-5097

Phone: (808) 587-1830
Fax: (808) 587-1787
 

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Project Documents
Final Environmental Assessment
(Final EA)

Click Here to View Final EA

Federal Highways Administration
Finding of No Significant Impact
(FONSI)
Click Here to View FHWA FONSI
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