The development of a roundabout to replace the current intersection of the Kawaihae Road and Kohala Mountain Road intersection and redesign of the Waiaka Bridge is one of five options which were presented at an informational meeting held by the Department of Transportation at Waimea School on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The community was invited to view the four conceptual proposals and listen to a short explanation of each. A fifth proposal to leave the bridge as is was also placed on the table.
Community members were then invited to respond to each of the proposals with data being gathered by DOT personnel who were present. The DOT will be working on an environmental assessment in the next phase of this project.