STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3022

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.R. No. 23

 

 

 

Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui

President of the Senate

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation and International Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 23 entitled:

 

"SENATE RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROMPTLY UNDERTAKE THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SHARED-USE PATH ALONG KAHEKILI HIGHWAY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Department of Transportation to expend the funds set aside in its capital improvement budget to promptly undertake the design and construction of a shared-use path along Kahekili Highway between East Hui Iwa Street and the intersection of Kahekili and Kamehameha Highways near the Hygienic Store.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Kahaluu Neighborhood Board No. 29 and one individual. Testimony in opposition was received from the Department of Transportation.

 

Your Committee finds that the Department of Transportation currently has a right-of-way along Kahekili Highway between East Hui Iwa Street and the intersection of Kahekili and Kamehameha Highways near the Hygienic Store that is wide enough to accommodate a shared-use path and any of the highway widening or contraflow options currently under construction. The Department of Transportation's capital improvement budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 includes $1,600,000 for the design and construction of a shared-use path along Kahekili Highway. The design and construction of a shared-use path could proceed expeditiously and could provide additional construction jobs during this period of economic recovery.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 23 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and International Affairs,

 

 

 

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J. KALANI ENGLISH, Chair