Last month, my staff and I were gratified to see several of the traffic controls requested by Moanalua Gardens neighbors on Jarrett White Road have now been implemented. These improvements include a curbed island on Jarrett White Road with a “No Left Turn” sign to prevent left turns onto Apona Street and a 250-foot extension of the right-turn lane before Mahiole Street to provide additional space for turning motorists, especially during peak school pick-up/drop-off times. Mahalo to the State Department of Transportation for the timely completion of these important traffic projects!
City Department of Transportation Services has not yet completed the installation of additional signage on Apona Street. The two signs requested were a “No Right Turn Anytime” sign on Apona Street at Jarrett White Road, and a “No TAMC Access From Apona Street” sign on Ala Mahamoe Street at Apona Street to alert motorists about the new traffic restrictions. We are urging the department to complete the signage as soon as possible so that the new traffic controls will be effective in meeting neighborhood concerns.