Meeting July 29 to Discuss Pahoa Roundabout Plans

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  1. Roy
    Roy says:

    Hopefully, someone will start a petition for the State
    to show cause for the complete disruption of safe egress
    from lower puna in case of disaster such as lava, hurricane, tsunami… name a few.

    Spoiler Alert! Opening Railroad will not be a safe substitute.

  2. Lynn VonB
    Lynn VonB says:

    Crazy idea! No one on this island understands “merge”. Forget the roundabout. We need a stoplight at Kahakai & 130. Close the entry to 130 at Pahoa Village Road. Only cars headed east/south on 130 may exit to PV Rd. All entry to 130 & west/north traffic must use Kahakai to access the Long’s area & over to the Marketplace.
    This seems so simple to me! Much less expensive, less construction time, more efficient!

  3. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Roy, what are you saying? That the State, in case of lava flowing over the highway, has to take responsibility for that, or any, natural disaster. Or are you suggesting that the proposed hwy work will cut off vehicle access past Pahoa?
    Hwy improvements happen. Regularly.
    What is your point?

  4. Elizabeth Weatherford
    Elizabeth Weatherford says:

    Thank you Tiffany for having publicized this event. Last night’s meeting was the most informative we’ve had on roundabouts in general and on this particular roundabout. Big improvement in my opinion. One of the best bits of news from last night is that there will be a concerted effort locally to inform driver/ped/cyclist users of the road about how to negotiate a roundabout. MAIN THING: incoming drivers YIELD (not usually stop) to the vehicles already in the roundabout. RBTs offer varied and surprising benefits, which we can expect to discover from the DOT’s coming community outreach/education and then from the RBT itself.
    Don’t panic, folks; this will turn out well.

  5. Puna Ohana
    Puna Ohana says:

    Boy you thought the widening project and the lava threat made long commutes, just wait until this mess starts. I pity anyone living below this intersection who commutes to Hilo.
    BEFORE they waste all this money to find out their mistake, why now try those mobile traffic lights to see how I light would solve the problem easier and cheaper?

    WHO’s making Money off the circle? Who backing it? Supporting it?

    Big mistake.


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