Oh great, the first day DOT is starting to work on the roundabout, and now traffic is backed up from Ainaloa just trying to get into Pahoa. Can’t imagine how we are going to survive this. Puna should have had an alternate route since at least 1998, and the Planning Department and DOT has been discriminating against us for too long now. If we had an alternate route, half the people could be taking that instead of waiting and waiting and waiting for our 4 lanes of traffic to be crammed through a single-lane roundabout. Who is in charge here? Can you make any bigger mess? Oh, right, Puna residents have tons of free time to wait in traffic… we’re all just hippies and don’t matter to the folks in Hilo or Oahu.
You better hope there are no accidents on the Pahoa side as emergency services can’t get through!