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HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests

Community concerns result in changes in Hawaii DOT plans.

Residents along Farrington Highway from Kaena point to Makaha Beach will see lane closures, a weekend traffic detour and at least one day where the highway is completely closed while the Hawaii Department of Transportation replaces two bridges near Makaha Beach Park.

“The community was understandably upset at the first version,” Pieter Meinster, a Westside resident and former Waianae Neighborhood Board member said at the meeting. “I really appreciate you guys coming up with this alternate solution and the fact you’re also talking actively about realignment … is definitely inspiring some confidence.”

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