Hawaii County has been talking about extending Laaloa Avenue for decades. However, formal work began in August 2004 with public meetings for the release of a draft environmental assessment. A context sensitive solutions process to address issues and find a way to make the mauka-makai connector road a reality commenced in August 2006 and wrapped up in 2008. A final EA was released that same year.
The extended two-lane, 60-foot-wide Laaloa Avenue will bring traffic relief by helping relieve some congestion and increase overall traffic safety for the area with the addition of sidewalks, bicycle lanes and traffic-calming devices.
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