I recently introduced two measures to address community concerns regarding the progressively worsening traffic congestion in and around the Moanalua area, and seeking immediate State Department of Transportation (DOT) and city Department of Transportation Services(DTS) cooperation in addressing these concerns, especially regarding the potential of traffic becoming further ensnared with the expansion of Moanalua Hillside Apartments.
Bill 11 (2016) calls for a short-term moratorium on the issuance of new grading or building permits in the Aiea, Red Hill, Moanalua and Salt Lake areas. Resolution16-37 (2016) specifically requests DOT and DTS to expedite completion of the State’s H-1Corridor Study and to evaluate proposed Oahu Regional Transportation Plan 2035 projects and Oahu metropolitan planning organization (Oahu MPO) Transportation Improvement Projects to Mitigate current and future congestion in the Aiea, Red Hill, Moanalua, and Salt Lake areas. Construction related to the City’s mass transit projects excluded from the scope of Bill 11’s six-month moratorium.
You can view both measures in full on the City Council’s Docushare site (http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-2366, under “Bill Status/Text 2016” and “Resolutions Status/Text 2016, respectively).