I’m very disappointed with our Big Island state legislators. They haven’t responded to any of my emails, which expressed concern about the Hawaii DOT’s decision to defer all new state highway projects. State Senator Josh Green was the only legislator that truly acknowledged my concerns about the DOT’s shortsighted decision.
There is several proposed highway projects in both east and west Hawaii that are affected by this deferment, such as the widening of Highway 130 in Puna, and the Saddle Road Extension in South Kohala. However, there hasn’t been much public push back as far as I’ve seen, especially from our island’s state legislators.