KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Planners are seeking input on future transportation improvements at a Big Island ocean science and technology park.
West Hawaii Today says the proposed project is expected to enhance access and serve as an economic driver, opening lots for new tenants and expansion of the research park.
Planner Parsons Brinkerhoff, which was hired by the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, says the project would likely be completed in two phases.
The first phase would be implemented over the next decade and includes construction of a nearly 1-mile frontage road north of Makaeo Bay Drive. It also calls for connecting planned arterial roadways to Kona International Airport.
The second phase would likely not begin until about 2035 and would include connecting NELHA's frontage road with the airport's planned frontage road.