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February 23, 2001

EMERGENCY ROAD MEETING FOR WAIANAE

Residents of the Waianae Coast are invited to review emergency road alternatives to Farrington Highway at a meeting scheduled by the Department of Transportation Services at 7 p.m., March 7 at the Nanakuli High School cafeteria.

“We recognize the importance of this issue and agree that a solution is needed,” said Mayor Jeremy Harris. “We appreciate the community input we have been receiving so far.”

The city and residents from Nanakuli, Lualualei-Maile, Waianae and Makaha met in separate sessions from November through January to discuss alternate routes that can be used when emergencies close Farrington Highway, the only thoroughfare for the communities. Information from these sessions will be presented at the March 7 meeting. Future steps to implement emergency access routes will also be discussed.

The city is considering constructing new roads and linking them to existing ones to provide a continuous alternate route from Makaha to Nanakuli. The alternate route would only be used when Farrington Highway is unavailable.

Residents of affected communities are being informed of the March 7 meeting through postcards and other published notifications.

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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