Highway bills pass senate committee: $30 million proposed to widen Queen Kaahumanu, Kuakini Highways

  • Traffic backs up heading south on Kuakini Highway, just beyond the Lako Street intersection. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kuakini Highway is seen at its intersection with Hualalai Road where southbound traffic is reduced from two lanes to one. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

A proposal to widen two stretches of highway in West Hawaii has moved forward Thursday in the state Legislature.