Honolulu- The Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs held an informational briefing today to receive an update from the Department of Transportation (DOT) on major projects on Interstates H-1 and H-2.
During the briefing DOT officials informed Senators on the purpose, timelines, lane closures, cost and method of funding for highway projects currently being planned and executed. Senators were also briefed on how major roadway projects are planned, coordinated and implemented.
This informational briefing was a great opportunity for us to meet with the Department of Transportation and discuss the current status of projects in progress on H-I and H-2,” said Senator J Kalani English, Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs. “Now that we have a better understanding of where the organization is, the Senate can take the necessary steps to address the department’s future needs and shortfalls. The tax payers deserve for us to make prudent and precise decisions when it comes to the safety of our interstates.”
Projects discussed during today’s briefing included the implementation of an interagency incident management program, an advanced traveler information system to give motorist real-time traffic info (via phone, internet and signs), destination sign upgrades and replacements, interstate improvements and bridge replacements.Posted by Hawaii Senate Majority Caucus | 0 comments