Efforts Underway to Improve Safety of W. Puainako Street by Wāiakea Schools

October 5, 2021, 7:45 AM HST
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Efforts are underway to improve the safety and efficiency of West Puainako Street near Wāiakea Elementary and Wāiakea Intermediate.

The construction of additional parking to reduce the traffic volumes on Puainako Street has been coordinated with the schools and the County of Hawaiʻi and will take place during fall break, Oct. 11-15, weather permitting, according to Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.

Following the parking lot construction, HDOT will continue to monitor traffic conditions at the campuses in coordination with the Department of Education.

On Sept. 7, HDOT implemented a left turn restriction from eastbound Puainako Street into the elementary school driveway for safety and to improve the efficiency of the thoroughfare.

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