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Notice #: 05523532
Public Hearings


Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), notice is hereby given that the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Highways Division, will hold public hearings on the proposed establishment of Title 19, Subtitle 4, Chapter 108 of the Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), entitled “High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes.” Title 19, Subtitle 4, Chapter 108, HAR, is being established to designate high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; to authorize the Director of Transportation to designate demonstration sections of highways as HOV lanes; and to permit certain vehicle exceptions.

Lanes on the following highways are being proposed as HOV lanes:
€ Interstate Route H-1, Manager’s Drive to Keehi Interchange,
€ Interstate Route H-2, Waiawa Interchange to Mililani Interchange,
€ Route H201, Moanalua Freeway, Halawa Interchange to Puuloa Road,
€ Route 72, Kalanianaole Highway, West of Halemaumau Street to Ainakoa Avenue,
€ Route 92, Nimitz Highway, Keehi Interchange to Pacific Street

The public hearings will be held on July 12, 2006 at 9:00 am by Video Conference at the following Department of Transportation Highways Division District Offices:

Oahu District Hawaii District
727 Kakoi Street 50 Makaala Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819 Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Kauai District Maui District
1720 Haleukana Street 650 Palapala Drive
Lihue, Hawaii 96766 Kahului, Hawaii 96732

All interested persons are urged to attend the hearings and present relevant information and individual opinions in the time limit provided. Persons unable to attend or with additional comments may mail written testimony by July 17, 2006 to:

Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Affairs Office, Room 506
869 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

For further information or to have a copy of the proposed rules mailed at no cost to the requestor by calling 587-2160 in Honolulu, 933-8866 in Big Island (Hawaii), 241-3000 in Kauai, or 873-3535 in Maui. The complete set of draft rules is also available, free of charge, on the Internet at notices/index.htm and may also be reviewed in person at Hawaii Department of Transportation, Public Affairs Office (in Honolulu) between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or at the Governor’s Liaison Offices: East Hawaii-Hilo 75 Aupuni Street, Ph: 974-6262 or 974-6265; West Hawaii-Kona 75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Ph: 327-4953 or 327-4954; Maui 2264 Aupuni Street #1 Ph: 243-5796 or 243-5798; and Kauai, 3060 Eiwa Street #106, Ph: 274-3100 or 274-3101 from Monday through Friday (except state holidays), between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

To request language translation, an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, accessible parking, or materials in alternative format), contact Hawaii Department of Transportation Public Affairs Office (Voice only) seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. TTY users may use TRS to contact our office.

(SB05523532 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11/06) Director of Transportation