Daniel K. Inouye Highway extension project progressing despite lack of funding

  • The terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway in South Kohala is seen last month. The $90 million project’s final environmental impact statement (EIS) is progressing toward completion, nearly four years after the draft version was released in 2017 for public review, according to the state Department of Transportation. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway in South Kohala is seen last month. The $90 million project’s final environmental impact statement (EIS) is progressing toward completion, nearly four years after the draft version was released in 2017 for public review, according to the state Department of Transportation. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • The terminus of Daniel K. Inouye Highway in South Kohala is seen last month. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

A record of decision marking the completion of the environmental review process for the long-delayed extension of Daniel K. Inouye Highway is expected this fall.