Thursday, May 28, 2009

Public Informational Meetings for State Byways Program Scheduled

HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) invites the general public and all interested parties to public informational meetings regarding the State Scenic Byways Program at the following locations statewide:

Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 10 AM
Aupuni Center Conference Room
101 Pauahi Street, Hilo

Thursday May 28, 2009, at 7 PM
King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School
4380 Hanamaulu Road, Lihu‘e

Saturday May 30, 2009, at 10 AM
Pomaikai Elementary School Cafeteria
4650 S Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului

Monday, June 1, 2009, at 7 PM
Nu‘uanu Elementary School Cafeteria
3055 Puiwa Lane, Honolulu

The purpose of these meetings is to provide an informational overview of the State
Scenic Byways Program with a question-and-answer session with DOT Highways Division program coordinators and consultant staff.

Scenic Byways are highway corridors which are determined to have outstanding intrinsic qualities that make them unique and integral to their communities. These include such qualities as scenery, recreational activities, cultural sites, archaeological features, natural areas, and/or historic qualities.

Additionally, listing of a state scenic byway corridor as a national scenic byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highways Administration, can have tangible benefits that support state transportation, natural resource, and tourism goals. It also provides opportunities for byway-specific federal grants for projects along these designated corridors. A full list of U.S. Scenic Byways can be viewed at

For more information, please contact Wayne Kawahara, Highways Division Planning
Office, at (808) 587-6357 or via e-mail at