Safe Routes To School Infrastructure Grants Awarded

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 in News


HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) proudly announces two new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Infrastructure Grant Awards.

SRTS is a rising international effort to increase highway and pedestrian safety and to promote walking and bicycling to school through the “5 Es”: Engineering, Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, and Evaluation.  Funding for the SRTS federal program, which is administered by the HDOT, is provided by the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

The County of Maui Public Works Department was awarded $155,000 for the Princess Nahienaena Elementary School SRTS Project.  The project will replace and construct new curb ramps, and revise crosswalk striping at the intersection of Niheu Street and Kumukahi Street.  Improvements will also be made at the intersection of Lahainaluna Road and Kuialua Street, including the installation of raised curbing in the traffic islands, crosswalk striping, signage revisions, and the installation of pedestrian crossing signs with rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) for the Lahainaluna Road crossing.

The County of Maui Public Works Department, in partnership with the Keonekai Neighborhood Association, was awarded $459,000 for the Kamalii Elementary School SRTS Project.  The project will construct a midblock crossing with a RRFB system across Keonekai Road, makai of Kanakanui Road; replace and construct a new sidewalk and curb ramps along the south side of Keonekai Road between Puu Hoolai Street and new midblock crossing; construct 700 feet of new sidewalk along the makai/west side of Kanakanui Road, south from Alaku Place; and install radar feedback signs on three approaches to Kamalii Elementary School on Auhana Road, Alanui Kealii Street, and Kanakanui Road.

For more information on the SRTS federal program in Hawaii, please visit

Safe Routes To School Infrastructure Grants Awarded Crosswalk striping, raised curbing, improved signage and flashing beacon lights are among the improvements planned near Princess Nahienaena and Kamalii Elementary Schools.