Lawmakers seek funds to widen street, improve its intersection with Kilauea Ave

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Cars pause while waiting their turn at the Puainako Street and Kilauea Avenue intersection in Hilo on Monday, July 10, 2023.

In this November 2021 file photo, traffic builds up on Puainako Street as cars enter and exit Waiakea Elementary and Waiakea Intermediate during student pick-ups in Hilo.

Much-needed improvements to Puainako Street in Hilo could be on the horizon, pending federal budget requests.