Feds to contribute $5.7 million for new Kinau Street offramp
The state Department of Transportation will get $5.7 million to help fund a new Kina'u Street off-ramp on the H-1 Freeway near Lusitania Street, Hawai'i Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka announced today.
The new off-ramp is intended to provide motorists more direct access to Lusitania Street in the direction of The Queen's Medical Center.
The project has been awarded to a contractor and is in the final permitting process.
“Oahu has some of the most congested roadways in America and given the geographic restrictions of an island county, anything we can do to bring relief to Honolulu’s motorists while creating work for our construction industry is well worth the effort,” said Sen. Inouye in a release issued yesterday.
Said Akaka in the same release: “Thousands of O'ahu residents use the Kina'u off-ramp every day to get into town to commute to work or school, to see a movie or show, or to visit Ala Moana Beach Park. These federal funds will support jobs to modernize the off-ramp and fight congestion on the H-1 Freeway."