Farrington Highway Corridor Study

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Project Information
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Highways Division is conducting a study to determine the long term vision and management for Farrington Highway Corridor between Nanakuli and Makaha. The study will analyze and identify short term (6 months – 2 years) and long term (2 to 20 or more years) multimodal solutions that address safety, traffic congestion, and resilience, including options for secondary access to Westside communities. The DOT has assembled a project team led by SSFM International to work closely with residents and community organizations in coming up with solutions for the area.

Many communities depend on the highway as a lifeline to travel both within and outside the Waianae Coast. The project will involve collaboration with schools, community organizations, residents, and others who live, work, and play on the Westside.

The project team will work with the community to ensure project recommendations reflect and uphold community priorities and address the needs of all modes and users. Community engagement will include neighborhood board presentations, individual stakeholder meetings, community meetings, and coordination with local schools.

Where do you come in?
Your input is critical to understanding how people see and use Farrington Highway today, and how the highway can sustainably meet the needs of the Waianae Coast into the future.

There will be many ways to get involved and share your mana‘o:

1) Participate in a survey and online interactive map to let us know how you get around the area and what needs improving

We greatly appreciate your participation in this survey. THE LAST DAY TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY WAS APRIL 24, 2020.

Online Interactive Map
Thank you for using the interactive map. THE LAST DAY TO PROVIDE INPUT TO THE INTERACTIVE MAP WAS APRIL 24, 2020.

Click HERE to review a summary of the input we have received from the online Interactive Map and online Survey.

2) Attend a community meeting

Attention: Due to the State’s COVID-19 Social Distancing policy, the March and April Aina meetings have been canceled. Instead, two Virtual Open House and Live Q&A sessions will be held in early May for Round 2 Aina meetings. See below for more information.

Please add yourself to the project mailing list here so that you can be notified of our project’s changing schedule and re-scheduling of these Aina meetings. Otherwise, please check this website for future updates.

There will be 3 rounds of Aina Meetings.
All in-person meetings are 6-8 pm and will be held in 2 locations:

Waianae Meetings
S&L Building
85-888 Farrington Highway
Nanakuli Meetings
Nanakuli Public Library
89-070 Farrington Highway

The 3 rounds of Aina Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Round 1 – Meeting to gather input on transportation issues and how people get around (view/download presentation slides here — PDF file 6 MB)
Waianae – February 20th Meeting Summary here (pdf file 3.54 MB)
Nanakuli – February 24th Meeting Summary here (pdf file 3.78 MB)

Round 2 – Meeting to report survey results and identify preliminary solutions
Nanakuli – March 30th CANCELED
Waianae – March 31st CANCELED

Community ʻĀina Meeting Update: Virtual Open House and Live Q&A
We would like to announce that in lieu of in-person community meetings, Round 2 of our ʻĀina meetings will be conducted through our online community engagement platforms. The ʻĀina meeting will be held in an online open house format in which video presentations, materials, and information will be posted for the public to view and interactively comment on. The open house materials will be posted on this project website from April 30 – May 14, 2020. During this period, the public is allowed to directly comment and provide input on any of the open house materials.

Thank you for participating in the Virtual Open House and Live Q&A Sessions for the Second Round of Aina meetings. The open house is now closed. Materials from the open house and Q&A sessions are still posted below. We appreciate your time and your input. Please stay tuned to learn more about our third round of virtual Aina meetings.

  1. Watch the recorded presentation, which provides project updates, re-caps community mana’o provided to date, and presents preliminary solutions for safety, congestion, and resilience. HERE
  2. Review virtual open house materials, including preliminary solutions for safety, congestion, and resilience. HERE

In addition to the online open house, the Project Team hosted two virtual LIVE Q&A sessions for both the Wai‘anae/Mākaha and Nānākuli/Mā‘ili communities. See dates and times below. We have posted summaries and a brief overview PPT that was shared during the Q&A sessions.

Round 2 ʻĀina meeting Q&A (Wai‘anae-Mākaha):
Date: Wednesday, May 6th
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM HST
To view this meeting’s summary, click HERE.

Round 2 ʻĀina meeting Q&A (Nānākuli-Mā‘ili):
Date: Wednesday, May 7th
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM HST
To view this meeting’s summary, click HERE.

To view the short PPT that was shared during both meetings, click HERE.

Your continued participation during this time is greatly appreciated. Mahalo for sticking with us and take care!

Round 3 – Meeting to present draft recommendations and discuss priorities and phasing.
Waianae – April 22nd CANCELED
Nanakuli – April 28th CANCELED

Virtual Community ʻĀina Meeting: Round 3 Announcement
The 3rd and final round of community ʻĀina meetings was conducted through a virtual open house format from July 6 – July 27. Round 3 of the community ʻĀina meetings presented draft recommendations and discuss priority improvements and phasing of these improvements for Farrington Highway.

View the Power Point Presentation HERE.

As part of the open house, two more Live online Q&A sessions were held. Waianae/Makaha – July 16. Nanakuli/Maili – July 24.

  • Wai‘anae-Makaha (7/16 – 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm): To view a recording of the 7/16 meeting, click HERE. To view the meeting summary click HERE.
  • Nānākuli-Maili (7/24 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm): To view this meeting’s summary, click HERE.

Please add yourself to the project mailing list or check this website for future updates.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Melissa May at [email protected] or (808) 628-5861 at least five days prior to the meeting.

3) E-mail us your comments and ideas at [email protected]

4) Join the project mailing list to stay informed (Click here to sign up)

5) Other Feedback
Walk/Drive Audit on 2/8/2020 Summary here (pdf file 6.6 MB)

For more information, please contact:
Melissa May, SSFM International
Phone: 808-628-5861
Email: [email protected]