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The Transformation of the Saddle Road

The Daniel K. Inouye Highway (DKI), also known as Saddle Road (Route 200), is the most direct cross-island route between east and west Hawaii Island. People use the road for business travel, transport of goods and services, tourism, recreation, shopping and daily commuting.

The August 2018 issue of the HAPI newsletter (click here) provides history of the transformation of the Saddle Road from a rural road to a modern highway as told by guest columnist Aaron Stene.

The most recent completed segment of the Saddle Road was dedicated on October 10, 2017.  Please view the video of the dedication ceremony, highlighted by speeches by Governor David Ige and other dignitaries.

Image of Saddle Road Overview Map – courtesy of 2013 Saddleroad.com