Transportation Improvements along the Leeward Coast

Improving transportation on our Leeward coast continues to be one of my main priorities, which is why I am committed to connecting with residents to get their thoughts on how we can work together to reduce traffic and improve our quality of life in our district.

Mahalo to the Leeward residents who took the time to share their voice with me– your input is extremely valuable to me. After reading through the poll results, I’ve compiled our residents’ responses into an interactive map and created a list of ideas on how to improve transportation in our district. 

Here are the responses that we received from our residents:

  1. Which areas along the Leeward Coast face the most traffic congestion?

(Click the arrow next to the title Farrington Highway Traffic Study to see the responses from residents)


2.   What are your ideas on improving transportation on the Leeward Coast?

Residents’ Responses:

            • Counterflow during main traffic hours in the afternoon, from Electric Beach to the northern portion of Nanakuli
            • Make sure traffic lights are coordinated to help flow
            • In conjunction with the above suggestion, increasing 25-50% the period of time traffic lights are “green” along Farrington Hwy will also help to reduce traffic.
            • Finish the construction in Nanakuli and widen the lanes.
            • Add additional turn lanes, especially along Nanakuli
            • More traffic camera to help adjust traffic lights to decrease backlog during rush hour
            • Have access through the KoleKole pass
            • Fix the lights, make another lane of traffic
            • Express lane or bypass lane where train tracks are
            • Disney monorail to replace old train tracks
            • 24-7 use of shoulder lanes
            • Make State Highway more directly accountable to the people.
            • New alternative highway paralleling Farrington
            • Restore old cane railroad as a low speed lightweight commuter line
            • More lanes in each direction from where the H-1 becomes Farrington to the end of Farrington.
            • Any new development must also plan an infrastructure that includes traffic control
            • Opening the emergency route on a daily basis.
            • The Zipper lane needs to be extended to Kualakai Pkwy interchange
            • Lualualei Naval: Widen the road slightly towards the ocean and narrow the lanes to make a left turn lane for eastbound traffic
            • Get uninsured motorist off the road, add more highway service patrol, reduce number of cars, run rail to UH Manoa
            •  Scheduling of road projects during rush hours needs to stop
            • Add a green light (to clear all the traffic backing into Campbell and the Costco intersection)

Transportation Poll

Farrington hwy map

I’d like to hear your thoughts and concerns you have regarding transportation in our Leeward communities, and how the City and State can work together to provide solutions to create a better flow of traffic to better our lives.    

What are your ideas on how we can continue to improve transportation in our district?

Mahalo for your time.  I look forward to sharing your thoughts with our community.

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