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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) makes a step forward in electrification of its light duty fleet with the arrival of the first electric vehicles (EVs) procured through the State’s EV as a service contract. The EV as a service contract allows HDOT and other interested state and county agencies to procure EVs ...
Read More First electric vehicles picked up through the statewide, multi-agency service contract arrive

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Kauai residents of smoke testing planned for April 15 on the water tunnel exposed by the March 11 landslide on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) near the intersection of Hanalei Plantation Road.  To locate the entrance(s) to the tunnel, large quantities of smoke will be blown into ...
Read More Smoke testing for Hanalei Hill Landslide Project scheduled for Thursday, April 15

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) encourages persons planning to fly into or from Hawaiʻi’s Airports to prepare for a busy summer travel season. Preliminary visitor statistics show an average of 20,906 passengers arriving daily, which is approximately 70-percent of pre-COVID numbers (source: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/dailypax-dashboard/). Given the current trends, HDOT recommends that departing travelers ...
Read More Busy summer travel season expected

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is encouraging high school students, between grades 9 and 12, to apply for the 2021 Pacific Summer Transportation Education Program (PAC-STEP). PAC-STEP gives students an opportunity to explore the various modes of transportation (land, sea, air, and transit) through a virtual learning environment. Classes will be held ...
Read More 2021 Pacific Summer Transportation Education Program (PAC-STEP) applications due April

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be temporarily closing both lanes of Kuhio Highway (Route 560) in Waikoko between mile markers 4.37 and 4.45 for slope stabilization starting Wednesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 17, 2021. The work schedule will be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. The temporary ...
Read More Temporary full closures on Kuhio Highway for slope stabilization in Waikoko beginning April 14

HONOLULU – Driving distracted is like driving while blindfolded. If your eyes are on your phone, then they’re not on the road. A lot of people may think that’s not a big deal for a quick text. However, in the time it takes you to read this sentence, you’d have traveled about the length of ...
Read More April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that all lanes will be closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Middle Street offramp (Exit 19A) and the Keehi Interchange on Sunday night, April 11, 2021, through Friday morning, April 16, 2021, from 7:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, ...
Read More Full closure of the westbound H-1 Freeway between the Middle Street offramp (Exit 19A) and Keehi Interchange for marking installations

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is planning adjustments to the replacement of Makaha Bridge No. 3 and 3A on Farrington Highway. The adjustments will align with current resiliency goals and take community feedback on the project into account. Project elements that will be changed include: Use of a pre-fabricated steel bridge instead ...
Read More HDOT announces adjustments to Makaha 3 and 3A Bridge replacements

LIHUE – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has completed the interim restriping of Kuhio Highway between Kuamoo Road and Kapaa Temporary Bypass Road and will resume the regular configuration of the Kuhio Highway southbound contraflow on Monday, April 5. During the interim restriping that started March 21, contraflow configuration was adjusted for safety to ...
Read More Nighttime restriping work for Kuhio Highway Short-Term Improvements completed