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Meeting Next Week on Puainako Street Widening, Realignment

October 9, 2012, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated October 10, 5:01 PM
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The state Department of Transportation will hold a public informational meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the Puainako Street widening project.

The meeting will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the cafeteria at Waiakea Intermediate School at 200 West Puainako St.

The project involves the widening of Puainako Street from Kilauea Avenue to Komohana Street. Improvements to the 1.5-mile stretch will include sidewalks and bicycle lanes, traffic signals, medians and landscaping.

This is the current dead-end of the Puainako Street Extension at Komohana Street where the realigned Puainako Street will connect. Photo by Dave Smith.

The project also involves the realignment of Puainako to connect with the Puainako Street Extension that ends at Komohana Street.

State transportation officials said the meeting will provide the community with information about the renewing of the project and progress to date. They said the environmental impact statement for the project completed in 2000 is being re-evaluated, and public input is being sought on the proposed design.

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