HI SR 200(3) SADDLE ROAD EAST SIDE

Project Overview

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Transportation is developing a project to reconstruct the 5.7 mile section of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly Saddle Road) between mileposts 5.3 and 11. This is the final phase to reconstruct the east side of the Saddle Road. The project will follow the existing horizontal alignment from milepost 11 to 8.5, then, diverges southward from the existing road until connecting up with the Puainako Street Extension at approximately milepost 5.3. The roadway width will be upgraded to two 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot shoulders and also include a climbing lane for most of the length of the project.

Project Details

In Development
Hawaii - Saddle Road, HI


Update 2/1/18:

The East Side construction project has been substantially completed. Additional future work along the remaining DKI Highway from the East Side project to Mamalahoa Highway intersection include installation of centerline rumble strip and pavement markings. This safety improvement work is anticipated to begin in February/March 2018.


Update 1/1/18:

The East Side construction project has been substantially completed. Additional future work along the remaining DKI Highway from the East Side project to Mamalahoa Highway intersection include installation of centerline rumble strip and pavement markings. This safety improvement work is anticipated to begin in January / February 2018.


Update 12/1/17:

The East Side construction project has been substantially completed. Additional future work along the remaining DKI Highway from the East Side project to Mamalahoa Highway intersection include installation of centerline rumble strip and pavement markings. This safety improvement work is anticipated to begin in late January 2018.


Update 11/1/17:

Major Milestone reached for the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Formerly Saddle Road). On Tuesday October 10, 2017, a dedication ceremony occurred for the opening of the DKI Highway East Side construction project. The completion of the East Side project is a significant milestone as it signals an end to the original vision of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye by safely connecting the communities of East and West Hawaii.

The DKI Highway is the most direct cross-island route between east and west Hawaii for business travel, transport of goods and services, tourism, recreation, shopping, and daily commuting. Public use, prior to improvements, had been historically very low due to its extreme substandard and hazardous conditions. In addition to being a cross-island route, the DKI Highway provides the only paved access to the U.S. Department of the Army’s (DOA) Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Mauna Kea State Park, and the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa observatories.

Phased construction of the route began in 2004, with funding leveraged through programs including Fed-Aid (STIP), Discretionary (TIGER, High Priority Projects), State of Hawaii, Ecosystem Management, and Defense Access Road. The completion of the route exemplifies the virtues of a successful partnership between the Federal Highway Administration (Central Federal Land Division and the Hawaii Division Office), the Department of Army, the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, and several local, state, and federal agencies, to successfully advance joint use (public/military) transportation improvement projects.

Completed road

Dedication ceremony

Comments None at this time.
Construction Amount More than $25,000,000

Sections

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Project Details
Project # HI SR 200(3)
Project Name SADDLE ROAD EAST SIDE
Location Hawaii - Saddle Road, Hawaii
Status Under Construction

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Contact Information

Project Manager: Mike Will
Phone: 720-963-3647
Email: michael.will@dot.gov

Federal Highway Administration
Central Federal Lands Highway Division
12300 West Dakota Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
720-963-3500