Federal Traffic Updates for the Leeward Coast

Maile 032914AThe “Revision 15 Amendments” to Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (OMPO) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for federal FY’s 2015-2018 were recently provided to me. Key provisions of the Revision 15 Amendments are:

0S66 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY (ROUTE 93) CORRIDOR STUDY:

Conduct a corridor/feasibility study of the Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, and Makaha corridor with the objective of identifying recommendations to provide a second access into and out of the area, reducing congestion, increasing capacity, and improving safety. Estimated total project cost: $500,000 (page 32).
OS4 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY (ROUTE 93), BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, MAKAHA BRIDGES #3 AND #3 A:

Replace a timber bridge in the vicinity of Makaha Beach Park. The scope includes widening paved shoulders from 3 feet on the makai side and 1 foot on the mauka side, to 10 feet on each side, to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. Estimated total project cost: $20,200,000 (page 55).
OS3 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY (Route 93), BRIDGE REPLACEMENT, MAIPALAOA BRIDGE:

Replace the existing bridge with a concrete structure that meets the current design standards. The new structure will include bridge railings. Estimated total project cost: $16,560,000 (page 54).
OS17 INTERSTATE ROUTE H-1, KAPOLEI INTERCHANGE COMPLEX:

Phase 2 will complete the construction of the Wakea Street Separation and its associated ramps. Phases 3 and 4 involve completing the Kapolei Interchange Complex, including completing construction of the Palailai and Makakilo Interchanges. Estimated total project cost: $90,000,000 (page 64).
OC6 KAPOLEI PARKWAY EXTENSION – ROUTE 8920:

This project will provide an extension of the existing Kapolei Pkwy. from Kamokila Blvd. to Fort Barrette Road, to bring congestion relief to the Ewa region, where it is anticipated the majority of residential and employment growth is projected. Estimated total project cost: $21,589,000 (page 87).
OC17 LOCAL SHUTTLE SERVICE:

Maintain shuttle services provided at Kalaeloa homeless shelter sites to address transportation needs of low-income persons working in the Kapolei and Makakilo areas. The mid-day and evening route will operate between the Kaleoloa shelter sites and the Kapolei Transit Center. Sufficient funds exist in the current project to operate until FFY 2018 (page 89).
OC19 MOBILITY MANAGEMENT:

Improve access to transportation for people with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes by coordinating transit and human service transportation (page 108).

For more information, visit: http://www.oahumpo.org

In addition to these amendments, the following projects (50, 54, and 77) still appear to be on OMPO’s Oahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP) 2035 List (See http://www.oahumpo.org/ortp-projects/):
ORTP 2035 Projects Listing
CONGESTION RELIEF PROJECTS – 2021 to 2035

54 State Farrington Highway, Widening, Hakimo Road to Kalaeloa Boulevard
SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS – 2021 to 2035

50 State Farrington Highway, Safety Improvements, Makua Valley Road to Aliinui Drive
ILLUSTRATIVE PROJECTS

77 State Waianae, Second Access, Farrington Highway to Kunia Road

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One Response

  1. Hi – Rep. Gates did a very nice informative presentation to the AARP group in early June – keep up the good work for the Waianae Coast. Carol

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