Hilo looking into roundabouts to ease traffic

Two days after Linda Lingle’s West Hawai‘i Council of Advisors discussed updates to the Kona Airport Master Plan, the governor’s East Hawai‘i Council will discuss roundabouts as a way to improve traffic flow.

Meeting tomorrow at Kea‘au Elementary, the council will hear from Eric Worrell of the Federal Highways Administration, Hawai‘i Division. He will discuss the possibility and feasibility of roundabouts being used on Highway 130 to replace existing problem intersections, and to take questions following his presentation.

As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

Yesterday in Kona, state Department of Transportation Interim Director Barry Fukunaga, Airports Deputy Director Brian Sekiguchi and State Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert talked about the Lingle administration’s $2.3 billion, 12-year Airports Modernization Plan, and how it will affect the Big Island’s busiest airport.

Last Thursday Lingle’s Kaua‘i Council of Advisors heard from Mark Anderson, deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, who spoke on Lingle’s Hawai‘i Innovation Initiative.

The four bills all moved on to the money allotment committees in the House and Senate Friday.

For minutes and agendas of all Neighbor Island councils, visit www.hawaii.gov/gov.


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