Public Informational Meeting Scheduled for Saddle Road Extension Project

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled a public informational meeting to brief the community on the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Saddle Road Extension Project. The meeting will be held at the following location and time:

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School, 68-1730 Ho‘oko Street, Waikoloa, HI 96738

The proposed project will extend Saddle Road from Mamalahoa Highway to Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The extension project will improve efficiency of traffic movement between East and West Hawaii, improve safety, and support the needs of commercial truck and military traffic.

The comment period for the EISPN/EA extends to June 22, 2012. Please send comments to Geometrician Associates, P.O. Box 396, Hilo, HI 96721, Attention: Ron Terry; with copies to the Hawaii Department of Transportation, 869 Punchbowl St., Room 301, Honolulu, HI 96813, Attention: Dean Yanagisawa.

For more information or to request language interpretation, an auxiliary aid or service (i.e., sign language interpreter, accessible parking, or materials in alternative format), please contact Lennie Okano-Kendrick, Okahara and Associates, at (808) 961-5527, three (3) days prior to the meeting date.

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