THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

389

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that the construction of Hawaii Route 3000 bypass, better known as the Lahaina bypass, was proposed as a way to mitigate traffic congestion on the Honoapiilani highway through Lahaina town in West Maui. Construction of the highway was also seen as essential for the health and safety of residents, as Honoapiilani highway was previously the only link between West Maui and Central Maui for residents, visitors, and, most importantly, emergency vehicles. The importance of the bypass has only grown since the project was first proposed due to the steady increase in Maui's population.

The legislature further finds that a higher speed limit along the Lahaina bypass would encourage individuals to use the bypass, resulting in less traffic congestion along the main Honoapiilani highway. This would allow for a higher quality of life for Maui residents and faster response times for emergency vehicles traveling along Honoapiilani Highway.

The legislature notes that during the Regular Session of 2016, the legislature passed Senate Bill No. 2375, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1, enacted as Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to statutorily establish speed limits for the Daniel K. Inouye highway.

The purpose of this Act is to statutorily establish speed limits for the Hawaii Route 3000 bypass, also known as the Lahaina bypass or the Honoapiilani Highway bypass.

SECTION 2. Chapter 291C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part X to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"291C-   Speed limit for Hawaii Route 3000 bypass; Lahaina bypass. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the speed limit for the Hawaii Route 3000 bypass, also known as the Lahaina bypass or the Honoapiilani highway bypass, shall be:

(1) Forty-five miles per hour in the Mahinahina-bound direction from route milepost 1.92 through route milepost 3.26;

(2) Thirty-five miles per hour in the Mahinahina-bound direction from route milepost 3.26 through Keawe street;

(3) Thirty-five miles per hour in the Wailuku-bound direction from Keawe street through route milepost 3.26;

(4) Forty-five miles per hour in the Wailuku-bound direction from route milepost 3.26 through route milepost 2.09; and

(5) Forty-five miles per hour in the Wailuku-bound direction from route milepost 2.09 through route milepost 1.92;

provided that the speed limit from route milepost 1.92 through Hokiokio place shall be determined pursuant to sections 291C‑102, 291C-104, or 291C-105."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.



 

Report Title:

Transportation; Speed Limit; Lahaina Bypass

 

Description:

Establishes speed limits for Hawaii Route 3000, also known as the Lahaina Bypass or the Honoapiilani Highway Bypass. (SB389 HD1)

 

 

 

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