HDOT plans pilot project to improve traffic flow

The Hawaii Department of Transportation plans a pilot project designed to improve traffic flow on Highway 130 in Puna.

Plans call for restricting access from 29th Avenue (Poni Moi Avenue) during peak morning traffic hours.

Vehicles will not be allowed to turn left from 29th onto Highway 130 from 6-8 a.m. Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

The restriction becomes effective Monday, Feb. 19, and “will be conducted on a trial basis” until Monday, March 5.

HDOT is seeking input about the pilot project. Write DOTPAO@hawaii.gov or call the HDOT Hawaii District at 933-8866 before March 5.