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State plans public meeting on Saddle Road extension project

The state Department of Transportation will hold a public informational meeting June 14 to brief the North Hawaii community on the environmental impact statement for the proposed Saddle Road Extension Project.

The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hooko St.

The project will extend Saddle Road from Mamalahoa Highway to Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The goal is to move traffic more efficiently between East and West Hawaii, improve safety and support the needs of commercial truck and military traffic, a state news release said.

The comment period for the environmental reviews ends June 22. People may send comments to Geometrician Associates, P.O. Box 396, Hilo, HI 96721, Attention: Ron Terry. Send copies to the Hawaii Department of Transportation, 869 Punchbowl St., Room 301, Honolulu, HI 96813, Attention: Dean Yanagisawa.

For more information or to rquest accommodations for people with disabilities, call Lennie Okano-Kendrick of Okahara and Associates at 961-5527.

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